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Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Pasta Bake
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Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Pasta Bake

55 Minutes
20 Min Prep
55 Min Cook
Ready for some sweet heat? This sweet potato-pasta dish delivers! Pepper Jack cheese adds a kick to layers of tender kale and whole grain penne.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
3 cups cubed peeled sweet potato (1-inch pieces)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cups whole grain penne pasta, uncooked
8 cups chopped stemmed fresh kale
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, divided
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 400ºF.
2
Combine first 3 ingredients in 13x9-inch baking dish. Bake 20 min. or until potato is tender. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding kale to the boiling water for the last 2 min.
3
Drain pasta mixture, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return pasta mixture and reserved water to pan. Add cream cheese and stir until completely melted and sauce is well blended. Add to potato mixture in baking dish along with 1 cup shredded cheese; mix lightly. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
4
Bake 15 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Substitute
Substitute cubed peeled butternut squash for the sweet potatoes.
Special Extra
Garnish with 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley before serving.
Nutrition
Calories
360
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
19%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 290mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 44g
16%
Dietary Fibers 8g
29%
Sugars 8g
16%
Protein 16g
32%
Vitamin A
300%
Vitamin C
80%
Calcium
30%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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