Baked Penne

Baked Penne


"This version of the Italian-inspired classic dish combines ground beef, peppers, and sauteed onions, baked with penne and PHILADELPHIA Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme, and topped with Mozzarella cheese."


35 m servings 397 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 397 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 922 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown meat with vegetables in large nonstick skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce, 3/4 cup cooking creme and 1/2 cup mozzarella: cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until mozzarella is melted. Add pasta; mix lightly.
  3. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole; top with remaining cooking creme and mozzarella. Cover.
  4. Bake 20 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 15 min.


  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Substitute: Substitute Italian sausage for the ground beef.
  • Substitute: Prepare using your favorite flavor of spaghetti sauce, such as mushroom or garden vegetable.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a crisp mixed salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.
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  1. 89 Ratings


This is a great recipe! I made some changes like I used 1 pound of beef, 1 whole green pepper, 1 whole onion, 1 clove of garlic, half a tub of the cooking creme, and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese....

While cooking the ground beef, I seasoned it with ital. seasoning, oregano, garlic powder and pepper. I also added a can of petite diced tomatoes with green chiles. I used more mozz. cheese than...

I love creamy pasta. This was delicious! I am a vegetarian, so I used Morningstar Farms chopped meat. Fabulous!

This was a lot better than I thought it would be. Pretty much followed the recipe exactly, but used 1/3 less fat Italian Cheese & Herb cooking creme. I cook for my sister and she liked it, so th...

Delicious! Subbed italian sausage for the ground beef & mixed all the cooking creme into the sauce, then topped with remaining mozzarella. Also, I baked it uncovered - there isn't really any nee...

This was fab! I eliminated the beef and made this vegetarian. Also used parmesen with the mozzarella. Held very well in a chaffing dish for my buffet. A real keeper!

Very good, easy recipe. I used ground Italian sausage in place of ground beef, turned out great!

Made this last night and it was great, I used some frozen meatballs we had instead of the ground beef and substituted 8oz of cream cheese for the cooking creme. It turned out great! It was even ...

This is a great, classic Italian dish! The Philly cooking creme was a great touch! I didn't use the entire amount (only used about 1/2 cup and none on top) because my husband is not crazy about ...