Creamy Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious, simple and quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy. Taking less than an hour to serve you’ll love the delicious smells that come from your kitchen whilst this is cooking!

Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious and simple quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy. Taking less than an hour to serve you'll love the delicious smells that come from your kitchen whilst this is cooking!

This creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a dish that makes me really happy to make and serve.

Not only is it easy to make but whilst it’s cooking in your oven it has that delicious aroma that you can only get from mushrooms cooking.

The tasty sauce isn’t actually made with any cream either so it’s healthier than a traditional Italian bake which might use cream.

The creamy sauce here is just a little cream cheese and some flour and milk and that’s enough to give it that delicious creamy sauce consistency.

Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious and simple quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy. Taking less than an hour to serve you'll love the delicious smells that come from your kitchen whilst this is cooking!

Another reason (there’s many) that I love to make this creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake recipe is that it’s filling.

You get 4 servings from it, which is what the nutritional label is based upon, but equally you could carve it up into 6 servings and perhaps have it with some sweetcorn and peas and it will definitely still fill up 6 people!

I just use frozen sweetcorn and peas if I’m making 6 portions from this. I keep bags of those in the freezer to bulk up any meals like this with extra vegetables.

Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious and simple quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy. Taking less than an hour to serve you'll love the delicious smells that come from your kitchen whilst this is cooking!

Another reason, (OK I’ll make this the last one or I’ll go on and on….. 😉 ) this chicken pasta bake makes that small amount of chicken go just a little bit further. Of course that helps you to save money, which is something I know you like about my recipes!

Pasta helps to bulk out dishes like this chicken, leek and mushroom bake and it’s cheap. So that’s why I like to make lots of pasta bake type dishes, like this.

If you use wholegrain pasta, as I do in this dish, it’s healthier too. We should be aiming for 50-60% of our daily diets to be made up of complex carbohdrates like wholegrain pasta.

Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious and simple quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy. Taking less than an hour to serve you'll love the delicious smells that come from your kitchen whilst this is cooking!

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This is the basic pasta dish I use. As you can see it’s relatively inexpensive and its perfect for pasta bake recipes.

 

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Creamy Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pasta Bake Recipe

Each serving of this tasty creamy chicken, leek and pasta bake is a whopping 80% of your recommended daily protein intake!

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂

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Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious and simple quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy. Taking less than an hour to serve you'll love the delicious smells that come from your kitchen whilst this is cooking!
Creamy Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pasta Bake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious and simple quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 300 g whole wheat pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 g chicken breasts cut into small chunks
  • 2 leeks roughly chopped
  • 75 g mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 3 tbsp low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 80 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • Freshly grated salt and pepper
  • 150 g mozzarella cheese grated
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan
  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, stir in the pasta and return to the boil. Turn down to simmer for about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Whilst the pasta is cooking gently heat the oil in a large sized sauce pan on a medium high heat and add the diced chicken breasts. Cook, stirring to prevent any burning until no longer white, remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the leaks to the pan and gently sauté for about 6 minutes until softened then add the sliced mushrooms and garlic and sauté together for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Add the cream cheese, flour and milk to the pan and stir well together with the vegetables until there are no lumps, then add the stock and stir to combine to a sauce consistency.
  6. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  7. Add the chicken back to the pan and then drained pasta, stir through and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.
  8. Transfer the contents of the saucepan to a casserole dish and top with the mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes until the cheese has melted on top and is golden coloured.
  10. Serve with extra vegetables or a mixed leaf green salad.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Monounsaturated Fat 3.9g
Cholesterol 58.7mg 20%
Sodium 443.2mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 63.2g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7.9g 32%
Sugars 5.5g
Protein 40.2g 80%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 43%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake is a delicious, simple and quick healthy pasta bake that all the family will enjoy. Taking less than an hour to serve you'll love the delicious smells that come from your kitchen whilst this is cooking!

If you enjoyed this creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pasta bake recipe and you’re looking for some other quick, healthy and delicious pasta bake recipes then check out my Easy Chicken Spinach Pasta Bake and my Chicken Sweetcorn and Mushroom Bake.

Back to this week though on Thursday that brand new curry recipe I promised you in last Thursday’s Slow Cooker Budget Bean Burritos recipe, Easy Chicken Sharabi Curry!

Catch you then. 😉

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Comments

  1. 😄 Neil, We are definitely on the same page here this week with these pasta recipes. I am really loving your recipe for this delicious pasta bake as well and would definitely want to try this out,so pinning and saving.
    Thank you for the delicious recipe…have a great week 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, I thought you would like this too Ashika. You can’t beat a tasty healthy pasta dish can you? 🙂

  2. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    Chicken, leeks, and mushrooms make one of my favorite combinations in pasta. I’ve made practically the same dish recently – just with addition of sun-dried tomatoes. And I’ve been using similar creamcheese-based sauce for a couple of years, and it always works perfectly. Well done, Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ben. 🙂

      The sun-dried tomatoes sound like an interesting and sweet addition. Must try that!

  3. Neil – chicken prices have been going up like crazy here so any recipe that lets me stretch out the chicken I purchase is a win for me! Bookmarking this one. By the way, my daughter is looking over my shoulder at this cheesy, chicken, leek and mushroom bake and pointed out that I NEED to make this soon as it has 2 kinds of cheese and cheese is her thing these days 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing – hoping you and Lady Lynne have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I like cheese too Shashi, but not as much as Lynne does! Any kind of cheesy pasta (and there are a few here on the blog!) recipes and Lynne is always asking that I make them again. So I know your daughter will love this one. Plus, yes chicken (and all meat prices dont you think?) are going up, so this is a great way of making it go further. 🙂

  4. I hardly had to get any further than the title of this post to know I’d love it. I did get past the title, though … you can hardly miss with mushrooms, garlic, cream cheese, and chicken! I love that you used whole-wheat pasta – but all whole-wheat pastas are not the same. Do you have a brand you like?

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Jeff! Thanks for your feedback, I’m really glad that you like this recipe!

      I absolutely agree that all whole-wheat pastas are not the same. However, my choice of whole-wheat pasta for this recipe is just a simple shop bought own-brand one. This one.

  5. Such a rich and delicious recipe this sounds Neil! I love how so many healthy ingredients are combined together to form such a creamy and filling meal!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m glad you like it. Thanks Neha. I love making simple combinations of ingredients that combine to produce such a filling and hearty meal!

  6. This is so yummy! I was so happy when we had this yesterday. One of the best creamy chicken recipes that I have ever tried. Thank you for sharing this.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m so glad that you made my recipe and you rated it as “one of the the best creamy chicken recipes that you’ve ever tried”. That really makes my day. Thank you! 😀

  7. This sounds like such a delicious (and easy!) recipe, Neil! I love a good creamy recipe, and then adding in the leeks and mushrooms would bring such a wonderful combination of flavors. We’re just getting back from vacation, and there’s no food in the fridge right now…I’m thinking this pasta bake might just need to show up in my kitchen! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey David, I hope you enjoyed your vacation!

      Argh, no food in the fridge. That sounds like a nightmare to me! But of course understandable as you’ve just got back. Yes, this pasta bake would soon solve the no food issue. Plus if any were left over you would be able to start filling that empty freezer too! 😉

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