Baked Ziti with Kale and Sausage in Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce
Baked Ziti with Kale and Sausage in Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce

Though this is as creamy and comforting as one would expect pasta with white sauce to be, it isn’t as heavy as typical baked ziti. Half the dish was gone in minutes.

Baked Ziti with Kale and Sausage in Garlic-Parmesan Cream SauceThough this is as creamy and comforting as one would expect pasta with white sauce to be, it isn’t as heavy as typical baked ziti. Half the dish was gone in minutes.

Summary

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  • Courseentrée
  • Cuisineamerican
  • Yield6 servings 6 serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Total Time1 hour, 5 minutesPT1H5M

Ingredients

Butter
3 tbsps
Garlic, minced
2 cloves
Flour
1/4 cup
Milk
4 cups
Grated parmesan
1 cup
Kale
1 lb
Ziti
1 lb
Italian sausages, sliced
24 oz

Steps

  1. For the garlic-parmesan cream sauce, make a bechamel sauce using the first five ingredients, with the garlic stirred into the roux and the parmesan added at the end.
  2. Place kale in a large pot, along with about 4 cups water, then cover, bring to a boil, and cook down. When kale is wilted and reduced by half, add in the pasta and enough water to cover it, then cook for 10 minutes more.
  3. Drain kale and pasta, then toss with sausage in a 9x13" baking dish. Pour sauce evenly over the top.
  4. Place in a 425 ºF preheated oven and bake 20 minutes. Allow to rest about 10 minutes, and serve.