June 23, 2024

Creamy Zucchini & Rotisserie Chicken Pasta Bake



Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whole-wheat penne

  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ cup chopped yellow onion

  • 2 large zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced on an angle

  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.


  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.


  3. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, mustard, lemon zest, crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Gradually add half-and-half, stirring constantly until combined (the mixture will be slightly lumpy).


  4. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender and browned in some spots, 8 to 10 minutes; remove from heat. Add the cream cheese mixture, the pasta, chicken and basil; stir to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking dish; sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella. Cover with foil; bake until warmed through, about 20 minutes. Garnish with additional basil leaves, if desired; serve warm.


Originally appeared: EatingWell.com, September 2023


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

540 Calories
26g Fat
54g Carbs
30g Protein


Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe
6
Serving Size
1 1/2 cups
Calories
540
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate
54g
20%
Dietary Fiber
8g
29%
Total Sugars
6g
Protein
30g
60%
Total Fat
26g
33%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
98mg
33%
Vitamin A
1127IU
23%
Vitamin C
21mg
23%
Vitamin D
3IU
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
9%
Folate
39mcg
10%
Vitamin K
11mcg
9%
Sodium
744mg
32%
Calcium
280mg
22%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
39mg
9%
Potassium
479mg
10%
Zinc
2mg
18%
Vitamin B12
1mcg
42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.