Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Pasta





Cheesy pasta with chicken and broccoli provides a more fulfilling meal than a run-of-the-mill mac and cheese dish. You’ll be able to taste the difference that our Cabot cheddar cheese makes in this quick, lactose free, tasty meal. Cabot has been crafting the highest quality dairy products for generations and we guarantee that you’ll love this recipe. Don’t forget to write a review to share with other active families looking for hearty meals on-the-go!

Our chicken broccoli pasta is sure to become an instant favorite. It cooks quickly and you can stir it up in one big pot to cut down on cleaning time. We recommend penne, but the dish is just as good with any type of pasta. One teaspoon each of garlic and olive oil will bring out a little extra flavor in the pasta and broccoli. Stir in four ounces of our award-winning Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar for some melty, cheesy goodness that the kids will love. Top it off with some sliced chicken breast and this dish covers all your nutritional bases!

If you’re looking for a delicious, satisfying dinner that’s easy to make for your active family, look no further than our chicken broccoli pasta. This cheesy, one-pot meal is ideal for a family-on-the-go! It takes less than 20 minutes to make, so you can have it on the dinner table in no time. Combine packaged chicken strips, fresh broccoli and Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar for a dish that has plenty of veggies and protein to ensure that your family is getting a healthy, balanced meal on a busy weeknight. When you have a free moment between practices, rehearsals, games, and recitals, be sure to head back over to rate and review the dish. We would love to hear your thoughts and any tips to give the dish an extra-special twist.


  • 8 ounces Dreamfields Penne Rigate

  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh or prepared garlic
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 1 10-ounce package cooked chicken breast strips (2 cups)
  • 4 ounces Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, grated or Cabot Lite50 Sharp Shredded Cheddar (about 1 cup)


  1. BOIL in large pot salted water, cook penne according to package directions, adding broccoli for last two minutes of cooking time.
  2. REMOVE ½ cup of cooking water and set aside. Drain penne and broccoli in colander.
  3. Return pot to heat and add oil and garlic; stir until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add drained penne and broccoli, reserved cooking water and salt.
  4. REMOVE pan from heat and add chicken and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Garnish with your favorite spice or seasoning, like red pepper flakes.



per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
8.5 grams
Saturated Fat
3 grams
53 milligrams
804 milligrams
45 grams
6 grams
32.5 grams
217 milligrams
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Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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