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Cheesy Ranch Baked Pasta with Tomatoes

The only thing kids love more than gobbling up this baked pasta for dinner is discovering it in their lunchbox the next day!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients (7)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (4)

  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°. Place the block of cream cheese in the center of a large baking dish. Scatter the tomatoes around the cream cheese, and sprinkle the whole thing with ranch seasoning.

  2. 2

    Drizzle olive oil over the cream cheese and tomatoes and place in the oven. Bake for about 35–40 minutes, until the tomatoes are bursting and the cheese is slightly browned on top.

  3. 3

    While the cheese and tomatoes cook, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving about ½ cup of the pasta water when you drain it.

  4. 4

    Remove the baked cream cheese from the oven, immediately add the shredded cheddar while still hot, and stir well to combine and melt the cheese. Stir in pasta and enough pasta water to make sure the sauce is incorporated with the pasta. Serve immediately.

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Inspired by a viral recipe, this fun recipe takes a few simple ingredients and transforms your weeknight dinner. Make it tonight for ##RanchNight!

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I surprisingly really loved this! This was super good, and I was very doubtful about initially trying this recipe. But I 100% would recommend this to someone lookin for a slightly different pasta recipe.
Date published: 2023-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husband favorite My husband loves this combination. I have to make at least once a week. Sometimes, I’ll add beans to it as well
Date published: 2023-07-26
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