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Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
This grown-up version of mac 'n cheese is made with whole wheat pasta, broccoli and red bell pepper. It's sure to be a favorite!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta (8 oz)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 bag (24 oz) frozen broccoli & three cheese sauce
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/3 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed on package--except omit salt and add bell pepper last 3 minutes of cook time. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cook broccoli & cheese sauce as directed on bag. Stir cooked broccoli mixture, chicken, milk and ground red pepper into pasta. Pour into baking dish.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir together bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning; stir in oil, using fork. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over top of pasta mixture.
  • 4
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until top is golden brown and pasta is hot.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
2g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • This grown-up version of mac 'n cheese is made with whole wheat pasta, broccoli and red bell pepper. It's sure to be a favorite!
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