If you’re looking for a comforting and delicious meal, try this chicken and broccoli pasta bake recipe. It’s a perfect combination of tender chicken, crisp broccoli florets, and al dente penne pasta, all smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce. This dish is easy to prepare and makes a great weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.
– 8 oz. penne pasta
– 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
– 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 2 cups milk
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
4. Gradually whisk in the milk and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
5. Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
6. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
7. Add the cooked chicken, blanched broccoli, and cooked pasta to the saucepan and stir to combine.
8. Pour the mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
10. Serve hot and enjoy!
This recipe serves about 4 people and can be easily doubled or halved as needed. It’s a versatile dish that can be customized with your favorite vegetables or proteins, so feel free to experiment and make it your own.