Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole Recipe

Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole has a very high-calorie, average-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 40.7g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 45.4 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its very high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 7.2 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a very high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also high in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

It belongs to Italian cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 55, for Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein24%
 Calories from Fat55%
 Calories from Carbs21%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • High in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Calcium
  • Very high in Iron

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1750 IU35%
Vitamin C8.4 mg14%
Thiamin0.12 mg8%
Niacin20.2 mg101%
Vitamin B60.48 mg24%
Folate84 mcg21%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium850 mg85%
Iron7.2 mg40%
Magnesium120 mg30%
Potassium542 mg15.5%
Sodium1210 mg50.4%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate40.7 g13.6%
Dietary Fiber3.4 g13.6%
Sugars4.2 g

Protein Analysis

Protein45.4 g90.8%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat47.2 g72.6%
Saturated Fat18.2 g91%

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 760 Calories from Fat 425

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 47.2 g 72.6%

Saturated Fat 18.2 g 91%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 114 mg 38%

Sodium 1210 mg 50.4%

Total Carbohydrates 40.7 g 13.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.6%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 45.4 g 90.8%

Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 14%

Calcium 85% Iron 40%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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