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Chicken and Vegetables Pasta Bake

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WW Freestyle: 16
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
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
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 329

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 

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

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
Inspired By: Recipe.com
 
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.
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