Sure, the creamy Alfredo sauce is an indulgence, but this family-friendly recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients, too -- multigrain pasta, fresh veggies and lean chicken breast.

Source: Midwest Living


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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli for the last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, in a very large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add mushrooms, pepper and onion to the same skillet. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add Alfredo sauce and chicken. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

  • Spread half of the pasta and broccoli mixture in a 3-quart au gratin or baking dish. Top with half the chicken mixture and all of the cheese. Top with remaining pasta and broccoli and chicken mixtures.

  • In a small bowl, combine panko and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle evenly over casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until top is golden and casserole is heated through.


Although we prefer the creamy indulgence of Alfredo sauce in this recipe, it does work just fine with tomato sauce.

Nutrition Facts

536 calories; total fat 24g; saturated fat 11g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 111mg; sodium 1133mg; potassium 535mg; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 5g; sugar 7g; protein 33g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 1462IU; vitamin c 69mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 10mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 156mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 340mg; iron 3mg.