Three Cheese Chicken Penne

barbara lentz


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


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15 Min
25 Min


  • 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

How to Make Three Cheese Chicken Penne


  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.

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About Three Cheese Chicken Penne

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

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