Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baked Three Cheese Chicken Pasta

Another wonderful dish!  Very cheesey and creamy and full and flavor!  I only had penne pasta - next time I will use rotini. 

Baked Three Cheese Chicken Pasta
Servings:  8
Weight Watchers:  7 pp+I
2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
2 1/2 cups Brown Rice Pasta (original called for whole wheat pasta)
3 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (add more if you like)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


In a large cooking pot, combine cooked chicken, uncooked pasta, milk, garlic powder, and sea salt. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until pasta is tender and the starch from the pasta has thickened the milk, creating a creamy sauce. Remove cooking pot from the heat. Stir in parmesan cheese and cream cheese until it is mixed throughout.

Pour pasta mixture into a casserole dish. (A 9×13 inch pan works well, or any variety similar in size.) Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and bake in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

If you make this ahead of time, you may need to adjust the baking time so that the casserole will be heated through and through. Also, you can freeze this dish! Simply thaw and bake in a 350° oven for 30-40 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. sounds really yummy...I'm going to have to make a cookbook just for your recipes LOL