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Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

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Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • 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 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
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.
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