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Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

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Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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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 Information

340 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 40g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

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.

More About This Recipe

  • 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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