I was recently challenged by the folks who make Philadelphia Cooking Creme to swap out one of our usual dinner meals with one of their Fresh Family Favorite meals. I have never tried Philly Cooking Creme, so I was definitely up to the challenge!
Philly posts new Fresh Family Favorite recipes each month. This month they are featuring Creamy Chicken Florentine, Baked Penne, and Shrimp & Broccoli Fettuccine. I decided on the Baked Penne, since I had everything at the house for it. This dish couldn't have been easier. It was so simple that Chicken Legs said even he could make it. (I might take him up on that next time.) The verdict? Two thumbs up! The cooking creme added a ton of flavor and make the pasta wonderfully creamy. I am already thinking of all the recipes that I could use this in. I can't believe that I waited so long to give the Philadelphia Cooking Creme a try! If you are still on the hunt for a Valentine's Day dinner - give this a try! You won't regret it!
1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef or Italian Sausage
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup green peppers (I left this out b/c I don't like green peppers)
1 jar(24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 tub(10 oz.) Philadelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme, divided (I used reduced fat)
1 cup Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
3 cups cooked penne pasta
Heat oven to 350°F.
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. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole; top with remaining cooking creme and mozzarella. Cover. Bake 20 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 15 min.
The winner is Jackie from Just Stamp It!
Now for the giveaway!!
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Post a comment on this blog about your experience with Philadelphia Cooking Creme.
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