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Chicken-Bacon Alfredo Penne Casserole

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Leftover chicken and prepared Alfredo sauce are timesavers in assembling this casserole. A fresh green salad or a side of veggies rounds out this meal.

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked penne pasta (about 8 oz)
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1/2
cup milk
1/3
cup coarsely chopped cooked bacon (about 5 slices)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, cheese, thyme, Alfredo sauce and milk.
  • 3 Spoon into baking dish; top with bacon. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until hot in center.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, cheese, thyme, Alfredo sauce and milk.
  • 3 Spoon into baking dish; top with bacon. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until hot in center.

Expert Tips

Sauce tends to thicken as casserole cools. Best to serve right away.

Don’t have penne pasta? Try rotini or bow-tie as a substitute.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
16g
82%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
2g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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