Need a great make-ahead dinner recipe? Our Make-Ahead Bolognese Pasta Bake is a wonderful choice. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it can be frozen until ready to serve. And as an added plus, everyone is sure to love it.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 cups medium pasta shells, uncooked
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 carrot, shredded (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided
3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, brown meat with vegetables and garlic in large skillet on medium heat. Stir in pasta sauce; cook 3 to 5 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Add cream cheese; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 2/3 cup mozzarella.
Drain pasta. Add to meat mixture; mix well. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with all remaining cheeses. Wrap tightly. Freeze up to 1 month.
Heat oven to 400ºF when ready to serve casserole. Unwrap casserole; cover with foil. Bake 1 hour or until heated through, uncovering for the last 10 min.
Serve with garlic bread and a crisp tossed salad.
The freezing step can be eliminated. Assemble casserole as directed; cover. Bake in 350ºF oven 30 min. or until heated through, uncovering for the last 10 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.