I use Barilla Plus whole grain pasta for this recipe, which has the health benefits of whole grain pasta but the texture of regular refined pasta.
Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole
8 ounces pasta
2 cups (10 ounces) diced roasted chicken breast
2 cups tomato pasta sauce, divided
1 1/2 cups light shredded mozzarella, divided
6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, divided
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Coat a 9 x 11 baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cook the pasta according to package directions: drain and toss with 1 1/2 cups of the tomato sauce and the chicken. Stir in 1 cup of the mozzarella and 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of the parmesan. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- Spoon the remaining 1/2 cup of tomato sauce over the top of the casserole: sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella and 2 tablespoons of parmesan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is thoroughly melted.
345 calories, 33 g protein, 32 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 9 g fat, 4 g sat fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 548 mg sodium