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Creamy Baked Ziti

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 8 servings
Creamy is the key word here, as sour cream and cream cheese take a tomato, marinara and ziti casserole to a whole new level.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ziti pasta, uncooked
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 ounces (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
  • 1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 430
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • fiber 4 g
  • fat 21 g
  • sodium 790 mg
  • sugars 9 g
  • sugars 12 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 17 g
  • calcium 35 %

How to Make It

  1. HEAT oven to 375ºF.

  2. COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Meanwhile, add marinara sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to same pan; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Return pasta to pan; mix well.

  3. LAYER half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.

  4. BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

  5. MAKE AHEAD
    This tasty pasta dish can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 8 hours. When ready to serve, bake, uncovered, 30 to 35 min. or until heated through.

  6. SIZE-WISE
    Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind.

  7. SUBSTITUTE
    Prepare using regular KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.