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Creamy chicken and cauliflower pasta bake

5
4
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Pasta bakes are often a family favourite. All you need is 10 minutes of prep time for this healthier and creamy version.

Ingredients

cauliflower

300 g, cut into florets

skim milk

½ cup(s), (125ml)

grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g)

dry wholemeal pasta

115 g, penne

broccolini

2 bunch(es), cut into 3cm lengths

cooked skinless chicken breast

300 g, poached, shredded

cherry tomato

125 g, halved

oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 1 litre (4-cup) capacity baking dish with oil.
  2. Place cauliflower and ¼ cup (60ml) milk in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on high (100%), stirring halfway through cooking, for 6-7 minutes or until tender. Using a stick blender, blend cauliflower, remaining milk and 2 tablespoons parmesan until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta following packet instructions. Add broccolini for last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  4. Add pasta mixture and chicken to cauliflower mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to prepared dish. Top with cherry tomatoes, cut-side up, and sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling and tomatoes are wilted. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool before serving.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Mixed salad leaves.

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