Three Cheese Chicken Penne

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

Delicious pasta bake that kids love and a sneaky way to get them to eat spinach.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
penne pasta
1 c
chopped fresh spinach
1 lb
chicken breasts boneless and skinless cut into cubes
2 Tbsp
fresh basil minced
3 clove
garlic minced
2 Tbsp
olive oil
14 1/2 oz
can diced tomatoes drained
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce
4 oz
cream cheese cubed
2 c
mozzarella cheese divided
1/4 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven 375 degrees
2
Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente adding the spinach for the last minutes. Drain and set aside.
3
Add oil to saucepan and add chicken, garlic and basil. Cook until chicken is almost done. Stir in tomatoes and spaghetti sauce. Add the cream cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Add pasta and spinach mixture with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
4
Place in a sprayed casserole pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Add the remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese and bake until cheese is melted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian