veggie chicken pasta bake.

I used to make this dish a ton pre-Jack.  It’s a little more time consuming because there are so many vegetables to cut up, but it’s totally worth it for the nutritional value.  I made this the other day – thinking our family was in need of a huge veggie boost.  Here’s the super easy recipe.

 

Ingredients:

Pasta [I used bowtie but penne and rigatoni work well, too]
1 jar of pasta sauce
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1-2 zucchini
2-3 yellow squash
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper

 

Directions:

1.  Cook pasta according to directions on package – cook pasta to al dente since it will be cooked more.
2.  Chop vegetables.  I cut to fairly decent size pieces to save time and because I like to get a bigger bite of vegetable.
3.  Cut chicken into strips or bite-size pieces.
4.  Place pasta, chicken, vegetables, and sauce in crockpot.  Cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.

Top with low-fat cheese to serve.  This dish goes great with bread and a side salad.

 

This dish can also be cooked in the oven.  Just cook chicken at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Then mix pasta, chicken, vegetables, and sauce in a  large bowl.  Put in baking dish, top with cheese, and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes to heat.

 

Enjoy!

 

Vegetables

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2 thoughts on “veggie chicken pasta bake.

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