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Spaghetti with Shrimp and Broccoli

1/2 lb spaghetti uncooked

4 cups  small broccoli florets

1/2 cup  KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing
1 lb.  uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp
2 cloves  garlic, minced
1/4 cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

COOK spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding broccoli to the cooking water for the last 2 min.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until shrimp turn pink.

DRAIN spaghetti mixture; return to pan. Add shrimp mixture and cheese; mix lightly.

kraft kitchens tips

SPECIAL EXTRA
Add 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper to the hot dressing along with the shrimp and garlic.
VARIATION
Prepare using thawed frozen cooked cleaned large shrimp, and reducing the cooking time for the shrimp and garlic to 2 to 3 min. or until the shrimp are heated through.

Pumpkin Spice Cake

1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
 
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
 
1 cup mashed cooked fresh pumpkin (I used store bought canned pumpkin)
 
1/2 cup oil (I used 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup applesauce)
 
1/2 cup water
 
3 eggs
 
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
 

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT first 7 ingredients with mixer until well blended. Pour into 13×9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.

BAKE 32 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

SPREAD with  Cream Cheese Frosting;  Keep refrigerated.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

 
How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin
Cut a 4- to 5-lb. pumpkin in half with a large knife. Scoop out seeds and stringy fiber. Save seeds for roasting, if desired. Cut pumpkin into 1-1/2-inch cubes. Place pumpkin in large saucepan. Add water to 1-inch depth. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat and simmer 25 to 30 min. or until pumpkin is fork-tender. Drain well; cool just until pumpkin is easy to handle. Remove peel. Mash with potato masher for a chunky mixture. For a smoother consistency, process pumpkin in a food processor. Drain mashed pumpkin in sieve for about 20 min. to remove excess liquid. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days. Cooked pumpkin can also be frozen up to 6 months in resealable freezer-weight plastic bags.
Cooking Know-How
Mashed, cooked fresh pumpkin might have a higher moisture content than canned pumpkin purée. For best results, do not substitute canned pumpkin purée in recipes calling for homemade mashed cooked pumpkin.  (I used canned pumkin and it worked just fine)