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!
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 461 kcal
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
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! Calories: 461 kcal | Carbohydrates: 44 g | Protein: 33 g | Fat: 20 g