Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil

Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil

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"This soul-satisfying casserole only needs a side salad or bread to make it a complete meal."

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a medium, heavy saucepan; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Place over medium heat; cook until thick (about 8 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until melted.
  3. Steam the broccoli, covered, 4 minutes. Drain. Combine broccoli and next 7 ingredients (broccoli through garlic). Spoon into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
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Footnotes

  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light(R) magazine. All rights reserved.
  • CALORIES 332 (21% from fat); FAT 7.9g (sat 4.1g, mono 2.2g, poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 24.9g; CARB 39.5g; FIBER 2.5g; CHOL 40mg; IRON 2.6mg; SODIUM 478mg; CALC 36

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Great! I couldn't find Asiago cheese, so I used Parmesan instead. I also used 1 tsp. dried basil instead of fresh, 1/2 tsp. salt instead of 1/4, and 1/8 tsp. pepper instead of 1/4. Using skim ...

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Hmmm, I'm not quite sure what all the positive fuss is about because I was quite disappointed. Granted it's a lower fat recipe, but it suffers from the lack of an interesting fat substitute. I...

Great! I couldn't find Asiago cheese, so I used Parmesan instead. I also used 1 tsp. dried basil instead of fresh, 1/2 tsp. salt instead of 1/4, and 1/8 tsp. pepper instead of 1/4. Using skim ...

Once you have all the ingredients ready to go, this recipe is very easy and fast to make. However, it does take a few pots and about 30 minutes to get the ingredients ready. Very delicious once ...

Hmmm, I'm not quite sure what all the positive fuss is about because I was quite disappointed. Granted it's a lower fat recipe, but it suffers from the lack of an interesting fat substitute. I...

Made a few changes; the 6 year old asked if we could have it again tonight and the 10 year old, who has nothing good to say about ANYTHING these days, said "this is pretty good." Used frozen chi...

I thought this was pretty good. I too altered the recipe. I used parmesan instead of asiago and also added some mozarella to the sauce. I added nutmeg to the sauce too but I still think it ne...

i was a little disappointed. i thought it tasted a little bland.

Delicious! Great subtle flavor, and the cheese sauce is rich without being too heavy. Another reviewer said they did not like the broccoli/basil combination, but I thought theh flavors mixed wel...

I used the Ragu parmesan and mozzarella cheese sauce instead of the one in the recipe. It was very easy to make and everyone liked it. I would make this again!

I think this recipe is great! And the cream sauce is lower in fat than alfredo sauce, too. However, I thought that the sauce was a bit too thick, so next time I will try adding a 1/2 cup more ...