Healthy Pasta Bake

Healthy Pasta Bake

Anne Murray, MS, RD
Pasta bakes are rich, comforting, easy to make, great for family dinners and even better as leftovers. This recipe is a healthy take on a traditional pasta bake. It's packed with protein, vegetables and flavor, the best part is it's customizable. Check it out
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 box Pasta noodles use regular, brown rice noodles, lentil noodles, GF. Any noodles work!
  • 1 lb Italian seasoned chicken breast thigh or breast works
  • 1 jar Tomato basil pasta sauce favorite brands: Raos, Carbone, anything with no sugar and real ingredients.
  • 2 c Chopped broccoli
  • 2 c Raw baby spinach
  • 1 bunch Fresh basil
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Boil pasta according to package
  • Heat a pan to medium high heat, cook Italian seasoned chicken until through, remove from pan
  • Place broccoli into the pan and cover with a lid, steam for about 5 minutes until slightly tender
  • Pour jar of pasta sauce into a baking dish, add Italian seasonings and cooked pasta, shredded chicken, broccoli and spinach.
  • Top with parmesean cheese and bake for 5-10 minutes
  • Remove from oven top with fresh basil, red pepper flakes and a sprinkle of Parmesan - enjoy!
Keyword family dinner, healthy dinner, healthy pasta, pasta bake, protein pasta

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