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Cheesy Pumpkin & Kale Pasta Bake

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Cheesy Pumpkin & Kale Pasta Bake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 602kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski


  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 pound gluten-free penne
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces kale stems removed and leaves torn into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 cups gluten-free vegetable broth
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese or dairy-free mozzarella shreds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese or dairy-free Parmesan substitute
  • ½ cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil and cook the penne per the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the kale and cook, stirring, until wilted, 5-6 minutes. Add the pesto and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the pumpkin, vegetable broth, mozzarella cheese, teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring, until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Stir in the penne. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if desired. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan cheese and pumpkin seeds and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Pumpkin & Kale Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 919mg38%
Potassium 634mg18%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 15420IU308%
Vitamin C 49.4mg60%
Calcium 480mg48%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Bake Dinner Kale Magazine Mozzarella Cheese Optionally Dairy Free Optionally Vegan Pasta Pumpkin
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