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Sweet Potato Baked Ziti

Sweet Potato Baked Ziti
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 box Banza penne
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups diced sweet potato
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sage, plus more for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 1 quart baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Season with salt, it should taste like the sea. Cook pasta until aldente. (It will finish cooking in the oven.)
  3. Add oil to a medium saucepan. Heat to medium, add sweet potato and onion. Cook until sweet potato and onion are softened, about 8 minutes. Add onion, cook another minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add flour to sweet potato and onion. Toss until veggies are coated, cook 1 minute. Add in hot milk, chicken stock and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Once the sauce has thickened, remove from heat, add in ½ cup parmesan cheese and sage. Stir until cheese has melted. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Add in cooked pasta, toss until combined.
  6. Transfer pasta mixture to prepared dish. Top with remaining cheese. Place on a cookie sheet and bake until cheese is melted, slightly golden brown and bubbly, about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped sage.

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