Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

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Want a hearty and filling dinner that’s perfect for the whole family? Well, then you’ll absolutely love this super healthy chicken broccoli pasta casserole. I promise it will become your go-to healthy casserole recipe!

Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

This recipe may not be low carb but it is a healthy dinner casserole that the whole family will love! What makes this especially delicious casserole so great is that it’s made with ingredients that you might already have right in your pantry or fridge!

It truly is the perfect family dinner casserole!

One of my favorite things about any recipe is having flexibility. Luckily, this recipe is customizable and makes fantastic leftovers. This means it is perfectly suited for any household, no matter the occasion!

Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

No chicken? Substitute with turkey. Need a meatless option? Replace with mushrooms. The possibilities are endless for this meal. You might even enjoy making two versions of this casserole for your get-together and customize it!

Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Some other delicious choices are the Keto Jalapeño Popper Casserole, as well as this Cabbage and Beef Casserole.

If you’re on the lookout for the protein and fiber of a casserole without the pasta, try this Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe or this Low Carb Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry instead.

Budget Friendly Casserole

While saving a trip to the grocery store, this recipe saves you money too! By using common items you might find are already in your pantry and refrigerator, you can reinvent even the simplest ingredients.

Something like frozen broccoli might be overlooked as boring on its own, but it adds color and texture to this meal, making it even tastier! You can also use cauliflower too!

How to store the healthy chicken broccoli pasta casserole

To store, simply cover your casserole dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It’ll stay fresh up to 3-4 days in the fridge, although I’m sure you won’t let it last even that long!

Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

What to serve with this Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

This hearty casserole can easily be served as a meal on its own. Thinking about going above and beyond for family or guests? It also pairs amazingly with Cheesy Garlic Bread or a simple salad.

Ingredients for Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Here’s what you’ll need to make this casserole. Exact measurements are located within the printable recipe card below.

Pasta
Broccoli, fresh or frozen
Butter or olive oil
Small onion
Garlic
Flour
Chicken or vegetable broth
Milk
Dijon mustard
Sea salt
Black pepper
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Cooked chicken

How to make Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

Cook pasta in a large pot of generously salted boiling water until al dente.  About 2 minutes before the pasta is done, add the broccoli to the pasta water and stir until combined.  This will save you a dish. Drain the pasta and broccoli.

Using a sauté pan melt the butter or oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Sprinkle the flour over the onion and garlic mixture and stir until combined.  Cook for an additional 1 minute. Slowly add in the stock, and stir everything together until mostly smooth and clumps are gone.  Add in the milk, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and stir until fully combined.  Continue to cook the sauce until it reaches a simmer.  Then remove the sauce from heat and stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese until thoroughly melted and combined. 

Using a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, combine the cooked pasta, broccoli, chicken and cheese sauce.  Toss until combined.  Even out the ingredients in the casserole dish.

Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes.  

Then remove pan from the oven, to sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole, and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.

Serve Warm.  Enjoy!

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HEALTHY CHICKEN BROCCOLI PASTA CASSEROLE

Want a hearty and filling dinner that’s perfect for the whole family? Well, then you’ll absolutely love this super healthy chicken broccoli pasta casserole. I promise it will become your go-to healthy casserole recipe!

Course dinner
Keyword HEALTHY CHICKEN BROCCOLI PASTA CASSEROLE
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pasta
  • 12 oz broccoli – I used frozen cut broccoli 
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock (vegetable stock could also be used)
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp  fresh-cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided (8 oz)
  • 1 lb diced cooked chicken

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of generously salted boiling water until al dente.  About 2 minutes before the pasta is done, add the broccoli to the pasta water and stir until combined.  This will save you a dish. Drain the pasta and broccoli.

  3. Using a sauté pan melt the butter or oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  4. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and garlic mixture and stir until combined.  Cook for an additional 1 minute. Slowly add in the stock, and stir everything together until mostly smooth and clumps are gone.  Add in the milk, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and stir until fully combined.  Continue to cook the sauce until it reaches a simmer.  Then remove the sauce from heat and stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese until thoroughly melted and combined.  

  5. Using a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, combine the cooked pasta, broccoli, chicken and cheese sauce.  Toss until combined.  Even out the ingredients in the casserole dish. 

  6. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes.  Then remove pan from the oven, to sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole, and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.

  7. Serve Warm. 

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