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Cheesy Chicken and Bacon No-Boil Pasta Bake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Why boil pasta when you can just cover it in yummy sauce and cook it in the oven? This cheesy chicken and bacon pasta bake is quick, easy and delicious! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2
lb uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2
cups Progresso™ chicken stock (from 32-oz carton)
8
oz cream cheese, cut in 1-inch pieces, softened
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
2
tablespoons butter, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Spread spaghetti evenly in dish; set aside.
  • 2
    Sprinkle salt over chicken. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until browned. Add stock and cream cheese. Reduce heat to medium; heat to simmering. Stir constantly 1 to 2 minutes, breaking up cream cheese pieces, until combined. Mixture may appear grainy but will become smooth during baking.
  • 3
    Pour chicken mixture over pasta in dish; stir. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until noodles are soft and inside of chicken is no longer pink. Stir mixture.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix bacon, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over baked pasta mixture. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until bread crumbs are golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Short on time? Use precooked bacon.

Try using other types of cheese besides Parmesan on the top – shredded Gruyère and mozzarella are both tasty options.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
750
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
58%
Saturated Fat
19g
96%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
135mg
46%
Sodium
1410mg
59%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
3g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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