Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish.
In a large pot cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain. Return to pot. Stir in next six ingredients (through black pepper). Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Transfer to prepared dish.
Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more or until heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top with additional black pepper.