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Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Whole wheat pasta, chicken, and broccoli in an easy-to-make creamy cashew sauce that can be ready in 30 minutes. This Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole is EVERYTHING and perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner!
Course Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Casserole, Chicken Broccoli, Pasta
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 461kcal
Author Christine McMichael

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. whole wheat rotini
  • 3 1/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium broccoli head (about 2 cups florets)
  • 1 1/2 cups precooked chicken, cubed
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt/pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup vegan shredded cheese (or regular)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spread the pasta evenly on the bottom of a casserole dish.
  • Pour 2 1/2 cups of the broth over the pasta and place in the oven for about 7-10 minutes (ensuring that the pasta is softened, but still firm).
  • Add the broccoli florets over the layer of pasta and pour another 1/2 cup of broth over everything.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • While the pasta and broccoli are baking, mix the cashew butter, almond milk, remaining broth, almond flour, garlic, paprika, and salt/pepper to create the sauce.
  • Add the chicken and sauce to the casserole dish and mix.
  • Add a layer of cheese over the entire casserole, then place back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes (or until everything is warm).
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 20g