Monday, February 24, 2014

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

Mmmm....there is nothing I like more than a creamy cheesy alfredo pasta. Except when you have a metabolism like mine and consuming this rich pasta would immediately add a few inches to the waistline. The #1 reason why I never make it even thought it is an absolute favorite of the husbands. Well, I'm always looking for new recipes and decided why not experiment with a few ingredients and come up with a lower calorie alfredo pasta. I'm happy to say that my version was just as good as a traditional alfredo but with half the calories and fat! Something me and my waistline could enjoy!

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake
Serves 8
Cal 346, Carbs 45.2, Fat 7.3, Fiber 6, Protein 23.3

16 oz. penne pasta (I used Ronzoni)
2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup fat free or 2 percent milk (I used 2 percent)
2 tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup shredded italian blend cheese (I like Kraft)

Pre-Heat oven to 375

Cook pasta just shy of al dente. Drain and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute one minute, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese and slowly whisk in milk. Bring mixture to a simmer and once thickened stir in the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Next, add in the chicken and cooked pasta.

Pour chicken and pasta mixture into a lightly greased baking dish. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Top with chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!


  1. Looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe, Bridget! Pinned ;)

  3. This looks too good to be skinny! Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.


  4. You did an incredible job on giving chicken alfredo a healthy makeover- wow! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinning!! :)

  5. 8points for how much? half cup, one cup,...?


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