Curly cavatappi ensures you get saucy deliciousness in every bite of this cheesy, beefy pasta bake. Sprinkle with Parm and prepare to thrill the crowd!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1 pkg. (16 oz.) cavatappi, uncooked
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 lb. lean ground beef
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
8 oz. VELVEETA, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add meat; cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Add diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan and seasonings; mix well. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min., stirring occasionally.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Drain pasta. Add to meat mixture in skillet; stir to evenly coat. Spoon half the pasta mixture into 3-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; cover with half the VELVEETA. Repeat layers; cover.
Bake 20 to 25 min. or until heated through, uncovering for the last 10 min. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
Prepare using extra-lean ground beef and 2% Milk VELVEETA.
Prepare using lean ground turkey or chicken.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 42g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
10 servings, 1 cup 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.