Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil

Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil


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


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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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  • 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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  1. 82 Ratings


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...