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Healthy Chicken Pasta Bake

 
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A delicious and wholesome, healthy dinner recipe that has under 500 calories per serving and will keep you full for hours. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is perfect for a nutritious week-night meal. It’s family pleasing, creamy and perfect for making the most of any leftover veggies.

Yield

5

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

35

min

 

Ingredients

7 ounces pasta, whole wheat
200g
*
1 bunch broccoli florets
1 head
*
2 chicken breasts
*
2 teaspoons almonds
ground
2 teaspoons ground flax seed
*
1 butternut squash
*
4 ounces almond milk
120ml
*
4 ounces vegetable stock
or broth
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
or jarred
*
2 teaspoons paprika
cilantro
to garnish
*

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375℉ (190℃) F.

  2. Peel & chop the butternut squash into small chunks, then place in a pan of boiling water, leave over a medium/high heat for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile place the pasta and broccoli in another pan of boiling water, leave on a medium heat for 5-7 minutes. (The pasta should still be a little bit hard).

  4. Once the butternut squash is soft - drain the water from the pan, then place the squash in a food processor along with the almond milk, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast and paprika. Blitz until a smooth and creamy sauce is reached.

  5. Place the pasta, broccoli and chicken in your pasta dish, then pour the sauce over the top.

  6. Sprinkle the ground almonds and flax seed on top, then bake for 20-30 minutes.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 25g (0.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 677% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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