Recipe by Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese
"Chopped onions, red pepper and creamy butternut squash give this rigatoni pasta casserole its harvest veggie creds."
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1 (2 pound)
butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
onion, cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise
crushed red pepper
3 1/3 cups
rigatoni pasta, uncooked
PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed, softened
1 (8 ounce) package
KRAFT Shredded Three Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided
This was such a hit with my boyfriend, we both enjoyed it so much! I just thickened some milk instead of using that Philadelphia business though.
This was awful. I love all the ingredients but it didn't work out together for me! The addition of the Cooking Creme is what didn't work. I followed the directions to a T.
I made this with my boyfriend and he wouldn't touch it. I tried it and i pretty much had to put the whole thing of Cooking Cream in it, it was so bland. I did have to alter the ingredients a little. I put zucchini, mushrooms and red peppers in it. I also put a little salt and pepper, but apparently not enough. If I ever make something like this again, I would probably choose a completely different recipe.
I added fresh mushrooms to the zucchini 10 minutes before zucchini was tender. I also added chopped chicken (pre-cooked) when I added the cheese. The family absolutely loved this dish and asked me to save the recipe. I also used regular cream cheese instead of cooking creme.
I used this recipe as a starting place. The squash and the cream cheese made a good "sauce" after I roasted the squash and then heated it up all mushy with the cream cheese. I added a fried onion to that too, and some garlic powder -- just a touch. When I rolled all of this sauce over the noodles, I thought something else was needed, so I added about 1/2 cup of jarred tomato sauce, then sprinkled some cheese and some bread crumbs over the whole thing. It was a good meal. Got some veggies into my kids! I'll do something like this again, and appreciate the starting place.
This was very, very easy and my family loved it. I think the original recipe was tweaked and improved because some of the negative comments reference "cooking creme," which does not figure in this recipe as it currently displays. It's a meatless main dish, so you can add tofu or cooked chicken or pork if you like, or else you can serve it as a nice side dish. I particularly liked the way the onion carmelized in the oven! Thanks!
Family enjoyed it. Was unable to find Kraft cheese with the philadelphia in it. Also couldn't find Orig Cooking Creme so I used the garlic flavor. Made it just as written otherwise and will had more cooking creme & cheese to next time. Need it creamier for my tastes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Harvest Pasta Bake
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 159
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