Pumpkin chicken pasta bake

Pumpkin chicken pasta bake

Pumpkin chicken pasta bake
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Pumpkin chicken pasta bake

This pumpkin chicken pasta bake is a cozy yet healthy casserole. Rich in protein, vitamin A and calcium and low in calories and saturated fat
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, mushrooms, pasta, pumpkin
Servings: 6
Author: Veronique Eichler

Ingredients

For the mushroom "bacon"

For the chicken

For the pumpkin sauce

For the pasta

For topping

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375F
  • Slice mushrooms and toss with olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper
  • Spread them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, flip them over and cook another 10 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet.
  • Lower oven temperature to 350F
  • Meanwhile, bring chicken stock to a boil, add chicken breast. Reduce heat and cook 15 minutes until no longer pink. Take the chicken out and save 1 cup of the broth.
  • In a food processor, place pumpkin puree, garlic, milk, sage, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and the reserved cup of chicken broth. Blend until smooth.
  • Shred the chicken breast with two forks and place in a large bowl.
  • Cut mushrooms into bite size pieces and add to the bow
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and add to the bowl.
  • Mix the shredded cheeses together and add half of the mixture to the bowl.
  • Pour the sauce into the bowl and mix well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a lightly oiled baking dish. Top with the rest of the cheese.
  • Bake 30 minutes. Let it rest 5 minutes before serving. Top with chopped parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin chicken pasta bake
Amount per Serving
Calories
405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
45
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
531
mg
23
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
39
g
13
%
Dietary Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Total Sugars
 
5
g
6
%
Includes Added Sugar
 
0
g
Protein
 
24
g
48
%
Vitamin A
 
11445
IU
229
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Vitamin D
 
1
µg
7
%
Calcium
 
218
mg
22
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
617
mg
18
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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