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Kickin' Ziti Bake
Kickin' Ziti Bake

Kickin' Ziti Bake

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Cook Minutes 40 Min
Prep : 25 Min Cook: 15 Min
This baked ziti pasta dish gets its kick from a bit of cayenne—and its creamy, cheesy deliciousness from a blend of cheeses.
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8 Servings
Original recipe yields 8 Servings
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6 cups ziti pasta, uncooked
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup flour
1-3/4 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Shredded Cheese, divided
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded 4 Cheese Italiano Cheese
2 green onions, sliced
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Step 1
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Step 2
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
Step 3
Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic; cook 3 min., stirring frequently. Add flour; mix well. Cook 1 min. or until bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 min. or until thickened. Add cream cheese; stir until melted and mixture is blended. Remove from heat; add 1/4 cup Parmesan, pepper and reserved pasta water.
Step 4
Combine cream cheese mixture and pasta in large bowl. Spoon into 2-L casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with remaining cheeses and green onions.
Step 5
Bake 15 min. or until cheeses are melted and golden brown.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Serving Suggestion
Serve with fresh fruit and a quick bagged salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.
Special Extra
Stir 1 cup sautéed mushrooms into mixture. Bake as directed.
Substitute smoked paprika for the cayenne pepper.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 15 g
Saturated fat 9 g
45 %
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 380 mg
16 %
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
4 %
15 %
10 %
8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
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.
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