When you have a new baby, the last thing you want to worry about is making dinner. That’s why it’s good to go ahead and create a few big casserole dishes that you can freeze ahead of time and simply heat up when the baby comes. If you’re like me, you also want to go ahead and start eating as healthily as possible and not worry about different ingredients in your food causing any reaction to your baby because of nursing. That’s why I’ve been looking for healthy (at least ‘healthy-ish’) and gluten-free dishes to go ahead and make and stick in the freezer. A good gluten-free pasta recipe can be hard to find – but this bake is delicious thanks to Barilla Gluten Free Penne, and perfect for family dinners, freezing for the future, or taking over to share with friends.
Here’s what you need:
12 Ounce Box Barilla Gluten Free Penne
1 Cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 Pound Ground Chicken
Vegetables of Choice (I used pan-cooked okra and yellow squash)
4 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
1 1/2 Cup Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese
3/4 Cup Skim Milk
Here’s what you do:
Cook pasta according to directions on box and cook chicken and vegetables and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan over low milk melt butter and whisk in milk. Continue to beat while slowly adding in sour cream. Add 1 cup of cheese and continue stirring constantly until cheese is completely melted.
In a large bowl mix the pasta, sauce, chicken and vegetables. Spread evenly in a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Bake 25-30 minutes until brown and bubbling.
The Barilla Gluten Free pasta in this bake tastes just like any regular past and is really great for moms with new babies. It is made with non-GMO corn and rice, and creates a meal that the whole family can enjoy. I find the best deals on Barilla Gluten Free Penne at BJ’s Wholesale where I buy it in a pack of four.
The Girl who Loved to Write says
This looks delicious! I'm working on finding some good freezer meals, too! I can't imagine I'll be in the mood to cook after having a baby!
Lara Creek says
Yum! I love homemade freezer-meals, they make busy mom days so much easier! I also love that you used yellow squash in this, I have been looking for different ways to use up my squash abundance.
StressFreeMommies Ros Emely says
Looks really delicious! I love okra but never thought about adding it to a pasta dish. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Deux Bella says
Ahhhh! I pinned this and totally have to try it. My 6 year old just got put on a gluten free diet and poor thing just wants pasta. 🙂 Perfect! Thank you!
Alicia Michelle says
I was drooling the whole time as I was reading the recipe! Looks so delicious!
Caroline Vieyra says
Gluten free penne I had no idea that existed!
Okra is a veggie I never eat. I might have to test this out. Looks delicious!
Chrisy @ HomemadeHooplah.com says
Such an easy dish to throw together! I wish I had this last Thanksgiving 🙂 Would make a perfect side dish.
Barilla's GF pasta is all I use (gluten free hubby) and no one notices the difference! This recipe sounds really good. 🙂 -Julie@MomFabulous.com