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Creamy Baked Penne & Cheese

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4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Made with three cheeses, this creamy baked penne dish is sure to become a popular recipe in your pasta repertoire. Fast and simple to prep - add a side green salad, and dinner is done!

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain pasta, reserving 1/3 cup cooking water.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in deep large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add onions and thyme; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until onions are softened. Add cream cheese product, Parmesan, cheddar, milk and reserved cooking water; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cheeses are completely melted and sauce is well blended. Add pasta; mix lightly. Spoon into 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Toss bread cubes with remaining oil; sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  • Bake 10 to 12 min. or until pasta mixture is heated through and bread topping is golden brown.


Omit dried thyme, and prepare recipe using Philadelphia Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Product.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.


  • 4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Calories 510
% Daily Value
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 530mg
Carbohydrate 54g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* 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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