Creamy Fresh Greens Pasta Bake

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 8 servings


2tablespoons butter
3tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2cups 2 percent reduced-fat milk
1/2cup half-and-half
12ounces dry ziti pasta, cooked until al dente and drained
4cups chopped fresh spinach
2cups chopped fresh kale
3ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2ounces grated Romano cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan, whisk in flour, and cook 2 minutes. Add milk and cream, whisk, and cook until creamy and thick, about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine pasta, spinach, kale, sauce, cheeses and toss gently. Place in a 3-quart casserole dish, cover, and bake 30 minutes.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 386
  • Fat 13g
  • Cholesterol 38mg
  • Sodium 236mg
  • Carbohydrate 52g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 17g
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