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Dairy-Free Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Bake

This Dairy-Free Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Bake uses a cashew-based sauce and gluten-free penne pasta. A delicious gluten-free meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free chicken broccoli Alfredo bake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 879kcal
Author Tessa Fisher

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen broccoli florets thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lbs chicken breast or chicken thighs cubed
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • couple pinches red chili flakes
  • 1 recipe Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce* (makes about 1 cup)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz gluten-free penne

Instructions

  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare your dairy-free Alfredo sauce and set aside. Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions, then drain and reserve a ¼ cup of pasta water. Set pasta water aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil on medium in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally until they start to soften. Then add garlic, stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken and cook to brown it. Then add the broccoli, salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
  • Cook until broccoli is warm and chicken is fully cooked.
  • Stir the reserved pasta water into the Alfredo sauce. Add the pasta followed by the Alfredo sauce to the saucepan. Stir to coat.
  • Transfer mixture to prepare baking dish. Loosely tent with foil and bake for 10-13 minutes. The top of the pasta bake will be a golden brown and creamy underneath.
  • Serve warm. Top with ground pepper or red chili flakes.

Notes

*The Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce can be made the day before. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 879kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 9mg