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Alfredo Chicken And Ham Rigatoni
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Baked Alfredo Chicken and Ham Rigatoni

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked-alfredo-chicken-rigatoni-with-spinach-and-artichoes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 534kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dry rigatoni
  • 1 15 oz jar Light Asiago Romano Alfredo Sauce or similar [i.e Classico]
  • cup 1% milk
  • ½ cup prepared basil pesto
  • ½ cup light garlic and herb spreadable cheese [i.e. Alouette]
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 6.5 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts drained
  • 2 cups chopped roasted chicken
  • 6 oz thinly sliced smoked ham
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon light butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the rigatoni in salted boiling water per the instructions on the box, until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a large mixing bowl, mix together, the Alfredo sauce, milk, basil pesto and alouette cheese, onion powder and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste.
  • After the pasta is finished cooking, drain well, then add to the sauce.
  • Fold in the chopped and drained artichoke hearts, chopped chicken and roughly chopped ham. Next, add the spinach. Mix well.
  • Now that the pasta has cooled, add 1 ½ cups of the shredded Italian cheese blend. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your taste.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, shredded Parmesan cheese, melted light butter and seasonings.
  • Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the buttered breadcrumbs on top. Sprinkle with the ½ cup of remaining Italian shredded cheese.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the top is crispy and golden.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1171IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 1mg