Butternut Squash & Bacon Baked Rigatoni

Your family will fall for this rich and cheesy Rigatoni. With a beautiful blend of butternut squash, bacon, herbs, Kraft Signature Mozzarella Blend, and Kraft Parmesan, this recipe is the heartiest of hearty pasta dishes. Make it with love and feel the love in return.


Total Time: 1 Hour

Prep Time: 45 Mins

Servings: 8

What You Need

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash (1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups rigatoni pasta, uncooked
  • 6 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Signature Mozzarella Blend Shredded Cheese

Let’s Make It

  1. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet; drain bacon on paper towels. Add sage to reserved drippings; cook and stir 30 sec. Use slotted spoon to remove sage from skillet; reserve for later use. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
  2. Add onions to reserved drippings in skillet; cook 3 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 min.
  3. Add squash and chicken broth; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until squash is tender. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  4. Heat oven to 425° Pour squash mixture into blender. Add 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) Parmesan cheese; blend until smooth. Drain pasta; spoon into 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Add prepared sauce and bacon; toss lightly. Top with shredded cheese and remaining Parmesan.
  5. Bake 18 to 20 min. until pasta is cooked and cheese is lightly browned. Top with reserved sage.
Nutrition Facts
8 servings per container
Serving size 333

Amount per serving
Calories 460
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 490mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 20g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 285mg 22%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 287mg 7%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.