Creamy Bolognese Penne Bake

35 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
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4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

This hearty pasta only requires 20 minutes of prep, and even less oven time. Comfort food at its best, this bake has it all - penne, ground beef, vegetables, a creamy tomato sauce and melted cheese.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix cream cheese product and milk until blended. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, brown meat with vegetables in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add cream cheese mixture, pasta sauce and 1/2 cup mozzarella; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until mozzarella is completely melted.
  • Drain pasta. Add to meat mixture; mix lightly. Spoon into 2-L casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining mozzarella. Cover.
  • Bake 15 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 10 min.


Substitute Italian sausage for the ground beef.


Prepare using your favorite flavour of pasta sauce, such as marinara, mushroom or garden vegetable.

Serving Suggestion

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


  • 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Calories 570
% Daily Value
Total fat 21g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 760mg
Carbohydrate 63g
Dietary fibre 5g
Sugars 14g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 30 %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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  • Amanda622929 |

    So yummy and just as tasty reheated the next day!!!

  • amandadecoste |

    Made this for the first time, and was quite impressed. I'm still partial to using real cheese (ie: ricotta) opposed to processed cheese (ie: cream cheese) in dishes, but saying that, it was quite good. Would serve it to informal company, would be good for a potluck, and will likely make again.