Find family pleasing, creamy, cheesy chicken pasta bake recipes that make the most of leftovers and also allow you to sneak in some veg!
This warming dish appeals to children and adults alike, so it makes an ideal family meal. It is a good example of an everyday dish in which vegetables, pasta and breadcrumbs extend a modest portion of a protein food, which, being turkey or chicken or chicken breast, means the dish is low in fat too. Serve with a salad, and a fruity pudding to follow.
Not a recipe for people on a diet - chicken, sausage and penne pasta are baked in a creamy tomato sauce. I cook the meats, pasta and sauce all at the same time, but it can be done individually and refrigerated before baking it in the oven.
A healthy, quick and easy family meal, this combines ready-cooked chicken and wholewheat pasta in a cheesy sauce. Including little broccoli florets is a great way to encourage children to enjoy this super-nourishing vegetable as part of a five-a-day target.
You can use leftovers in this pasta bake, making it very economical. Leftover pasta, leftover chicken, leftover ham - it all works well in this recipe. If you have some leftover veg, you can add that too.
Adding chicken to this family favourite transforms it into a satisfying meal. Keep it healthy by serving with a green salad.