Baked Pasta Primavera

Baked Pasta Primavera

All You JANUARY 2010

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Bake: 25 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.61


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 8 ounces ziti
  • 1 1-lb. package mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs


1. Preheat oven to 375°F; lightly grease a 2-quart (11-by-7-inch) baking dish.

2. Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add flour; stir until blended, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and broth. Cook, stirring, until mixture forms a thick, smooth sauce, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan.

3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add ziti; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add vegetables and bring back to a boil. Cook until pasta is almost done, about 3 minutes longer. Drain and return to pot.

4. Pour sauce over pasta and vegetables; mix well. Spread evenly in baking dish. In a small dish, mix remaining Parmesan and bread crumbs. Melt remaining butter, stir into bread-crumb mixture and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake until casserole is bubbly and top is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 519
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbohydrate: 67g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 1083mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg

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