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Chicken & bacon alfredo pasta bake

December 8, 2015

My first recipe using the new “smart points” program for weight watchers. I know there is a lot of mixed emotions right now with the new program but I am confident everyone will transition into it okay πŸ™‚ I will still list point plus values as well as smart point values on my recipes for those who may choose to stay with the old program. This pasta bake is creamy and delicious..I was able to increase the chicken amount since our lean proteins have gone down in points. It’s an easy dish to whip up that I am sure the family will love. It serves 6 at 6 points plus each or 7 smart points each.

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Chicken & bacon alfredo pasta bake
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Serves: 6
 
6pp or 7sp per serving
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (uncooked) 100% whole wheat high fiber pasta (see picture below for the kind I use)
  • 10 oz cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup reduced fat alredo sauce
  • ¼ cup light ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ⅔ cups light shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices Oscar Mayer center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled (as an alternative you can use bacon crumbs or turkey bacon)
Instructions
  1. Boil your pasta on the stove.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish.
  3. In a large bowl mix your pasta, cooked chicken, alfredo sauce, ranch and milk together.
  4. *Optional, feel free to add in vegetables, I just choose not to. It will not increase the point values
  5. Pour out into your casserole dish and top with cheese and then your bacon.
  6. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Cut into 6 servings.. 6pp and 7sp per serving
  7. Nutritional info (adapted from my fitness pal) Per serving Calories 266... Fat 7.6g.. Saturated fat 2.7g... Carbohydrates 22.9g... Fiber 2.9g... Sugars 2.7g... Protein 21.6g

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23 Comments

  • Reply Caity January 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I made this a few nights ago and it was AMAZING! What’s not to love about pasta and cream sauce? I left the bacon off since we didn’t have any and substituted skim milk for the almond milk. I didn’t have quite enough chicken for the 10oz, but it was delicious all the same. The 9×13 pan was far too big for the recipe, but this could have been due to not including the amount of chicken the recipe called for. Next time, I will make this in a 8×8 or 9×9 square pan. Other than that, LOVED IT and will definitely make again!

  • Reply Susan Funsch January 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    This looks so awesome – can’t wait to try it! I’m curious about the brand of pasta and sauce you mention above. I’ve never seen it in any stores; is it available stateside; is the nutritional value better or does it just taste better?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Susan, I am in Canada and these are Canadian products, that said I am sure you can find a whole wheat high fiber type pasta near you as well as a lightened up alfredo sauce. I use these to keep the points down, to me they taste just like regular pasta and sauces..

  • Reply Mary January 24, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Instead of using ranch dressing can I just up the alfredo sauce?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Hi, sure.. the ranch adds a nice little taste but it’s fine to omit if that’s your preference

  • Reply Lilia February 11, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Thank you thank you thank you I made this for my family and they all love to my two year old my 8 year old son and my husband I was so happy so thank you it was delicious

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 11, 2016 at 1:33 am

      That’s awesome to hear πŸ™‚ Glad it was enjoyed by all.. I know how hard it can be to get kids to eat certain things believe me πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Kristina April 4, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Just to make sure I read the directions correctly, you don’t pre-cook the pasta, right? It cooks while baking in the sauce?

    • Reply Kristina April 4, 2016 at 12:30 am

      NVM! HAHA just re-read it! LOL

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle April 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm

        πŸ™‚ Glad you figure it out Kristina, enjoy!!

  • Reply Ashley April 12, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I just made this tonight and will definitely be adding this to my go to recipes! It was simple and delicious! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Tomorrow will be the Reese’s banana bread! πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 13, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Glad you enjoyed the pasta bake Ashley and hope you love that banana bread as much as I did πŸ™‚

  • Reply Angela April 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    This may be a stupid question, but about how big/much was one serving of this? 1/2 cup? A cup?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Angela, it’s not a stupid questions at all! I make all my pasta bakes in a 9×13 dish and cut into equal servings, I don’t really measure but I’d say at least 1 cup, just cut 6 equal servings based of your dish used and then points will be as to serving

  • Reply Jasmine July 13, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Writing this now as I’m eating some of it as leftovers. This is sooo good! Going down in my favorites until I’m sick of it. The bacon adds a great taste also. Yum!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 14, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      So happy to hear you enjoy it Jasmine πŸ™‚

  • Reply Trish January 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I make a chicken Alfredo dish myself but I thought to try this one, and ya know my family loved this one better than the one I usually make. So from now on this is my goto recipe for chicken Alfredo. Thanks.

  • Reply Rosemary Little January 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    This dish is so good. I made it for the first time tonight and it was a hit even with my 7 year old son. Husband said he could eat this meal often.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Yay, that is so awesome to hear πŸ™‚ So glad you all enjoyed

  • Reply Sarah January 30, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight but when I entered everything into my weight tracker it came up with 17 sp per serving. Did I do something wrong? I used all the same ingredients.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Hi Sarah, yikes, I am not sure.. possibly a different brand bacon or pasta, plus the pasta sauce I use is a reduced fat, was yours? Products can vary depending where you live.. So I am not sure what brands you used, and did you make sure you entered the servings correctly??

  • Reply Cindy February 9, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Made this tonight and the CHEESY CHICKEN & BROCCOLI ALFREDO BUBBLE UP yesterday LOVED both of them soooo good! My hubby loves all the surprise meals he’s getting lately. lol πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 10, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Ha that’s awesome, I love hearing the hubby’s are approving of the recipes πŸ™‚

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