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Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake

00:45:00 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
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4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

If you love mac and cheese, you're sure to love this simple baked recipe featuring ooey gooey melted cheddar cheese, fresh spinach and colourful red peppers. The best part is that since it's made with a purchased rotisserie chicken, there is very little work but a great reward!

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add peppers, onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until softened. Add spinach; cook 1 min. or until wilted, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually add milk; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add chicken and 1 cup cheddar; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cheddar is completely melted and sauce is well blended.
  • Drain pasta. Add to chicken mixture; mix lightly. Spoon into 1.5-L casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheeses.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.


Substitute stemmed kale for the spinach.


Substitute 3 cups elbow macaroni for the broken ziti pasta.


  • 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Calories 710
% Daily Value
Total fat 34g
Saturated fat 20g
Cholesterol 155mg
Sodium 750mg
Carbohydrate 58g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 10g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A 110 %DV
Vitamin C 90 %DV
Calcium 50 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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