3/4 lb. fresh spinach leaves, stemmed
4 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 clove garlic
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp. dried basil leaves, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers, drained, chopped
Add spinach to large pot of boiling water; cook 1 min. Remove spinach with slotted spoon, reserving water in pot for cooking pasta. Rinse spinach with cold water; drain well. Chop spinach; set aside.
Return water to boil. Add pasta; cook 10 min. or just until tender. Meanwhile, blend garlic in blender until minced. Add spinach, cottage cheese and milk to blender; blend until smooth. Blend in Parmesan and seasonings.
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add spinach mixture and red peppers; mix lightly.
Make it Easy
Use pre-washed bagged spinach for easy prep.