Four Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake
This is one of those "normal" recipes where I make a few substitutions to make it more low carb or keto friendly.  I'm giving you the original recipe in it's entirety so you can choose what you'd like to make. Here are the substitutions that I make:

1. Pasta - I use a low carb pasta from  it's a wonderful substitute and my kids have never noticed the difference. 

2. I don't add any flour.  I do use the butter because it adds to the flavor of the dish and when it's grass fed butter it add another healthy fat. 

3. I use organic heavy cream in place of the half and half.  Half and half has sugar added to it and it's easily replaced. 

That's it.  Super simple and easy to make.  I've guarded this recipe for a while because it's such an easy meal and everyone loves it.  It's time to pass it on to other stressed out parents who need a weeknight meal win! 

Four Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake


1 pound Fusilli Bucati Corti or desired pasta, boiled to al dente and drained 
9 tablespoons butter
4 1/2 tablespoons flour
14.5 ounces chicken broth 14.5 ounces chicken broth
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 cup+ 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano grated
1 cup+ 2 tablespoons Gouda cheese grated
1 cup+ 2 tablespoons sharp white cheddar cheese grated
6 ounces mascarpone cheese
10 ounces cooked chicken breast sliced or cubed, I like grilled chicken
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese for topping grated


Heat oven to 350. Spray square 9x9 or oval dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed and drain.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Stir in mascarpone, white cheddar cheese, Gouda, Parmesan and half-and-half. Allow all cheese to melt and meld together while continuously stirring. Once completely mixed together and cheese is melted, stir in chicken.
Add pasta to chicken mixture; toss gently to mix well. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 15-25 minutes or until hot in the center. 

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