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Chicken and Vegetables Pasta Bake

This Chicken and Vegetables Pasta Bake is an easy dinner idea made with chicken, vegetables and pasta. A delicious baked pasta that has beautiful colors and amazing flavor!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 serves
Calories 329 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2- pound penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 to 4 cooked chicken breast-halves cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 carrot cut into rounds
  • 1/3- cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cook penne pasta according to the instructions on the box.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet; add chicken, mushrooms, garlic and carrots; cook until heated through, and carrots are fork tender.
  4. In the meantime, in a small mixing bowl whisk together broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder, italian seasoning and flour; whisk until completely combined.
  5. Add to skillet with chicken and stir.
  6. Stir in milk.
  7. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Add cream cheese and continue to cook until cream cheese is smooth, stirring frequently.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Add pasta mixture, chicken mixture and tomatoes; toss to coat.
  11. Transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish.
  12. Cover with foil and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until heated through.
  13. Remove foil, stir mixture and sprinkle with cheeses.
  14. Continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  15. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  16. Serve.

Recipe Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

Inspired By: Recipe.com

WW SmartPoints: 11

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Vegetables Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 280mg12%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2125IU43%
Vitamin C 7.1mg9%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.