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Cheesy, Comforting, and High-Protein Baked Penne

When I'm craving something cheesy, nothing else will do, and this high-protein pasta bake is what my comfort-food dreams are made of. Three types of cheeses, yoghurt, and chicken are tossed into the mix to make this a high-protein baked dinner everyone will adore. Just make sure you have family or friends close, so you don't polish off the whole dish by yourself. It's that good.

Three-Cheese Chicken and Pasta Bake

From Dashing Dish by Katie Farrell

Cheesy, Comforting, and High-Protein Baked Penne


  1. 225 grams dry high-fibre or whole-wheat penne pasta
    270 grams plain nonfat Greek yoghurt
    225 grams low-fat cottage cheese
    250 mL spaghetti sauce
    1 whole egg, plus 1 large egg white, beaten
    65 grams grated parmesan cheese, divided
    115 grams shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon dried parsley
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    225 grams chopped or shredded cooked chicken breast


  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Salt the water liberally, lower the heat to medium-high, and add the pasta. Cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the yoghurt, cottage cheese, spaghetti sauce, egg and egg white, 3/4 portion parmesan, 1/4 portion mozzarella, garlic powder, parsley, and salt.
  4. Add the chicken and pasta to the sauce, and toss to combine.
  5. Pour the pasta mixture into the baking dish and spread evenly. Top evenly with remaining 1/4 portion of parmesan and 3/4 portion of mozzarella. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

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