4.5 of 5 (14)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 338.2
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.9 mg
  • Sodium: 363.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 21.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Submitted by: MINDEANE
Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups multigrain penne pasta, (uncooked 1 package)
    (9 oz.) fresh spinach leaves
    1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
    1 tsp. dried basil leaves
    1 jar (14-1/2 oz.) spaghetti sauce
    1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
    2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
    1 cup 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese, divided
    2 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese

Tips

Use low-salt or no salt added tomatoes and tomato sauce.


SparkPeople Sponsored Video


Directions

HEAT oven to 375F. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding spinach to the boiling water for the last 1 min.

COOK and stir chicken and basil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 3 min. Add spaghetti sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil. Simmer 3 min. or until chicken is done. Stir in Neufchatel cheese.

DRAIN pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella. Spoon into 2-qt. or 8-inch square baking dish.

BAKE 20 min. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 3 min.







Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    excellent - added mushrooms to sauce. made 4 large servings. Thanks for the great recipe - 9/4/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    make this at least once a week!!sometimes sub shrimp!! - 9/23/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My wife made this sans the spinach, was pretty good though i think the pasta was overcooked a bit, I also didn't like the crunchy pasta pieces on top, though she did. I would definitely do this again. - 9/1/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delish! I used zucchini and mushrooms instead of spinach, next time I'll add all three. (I love my veggies) - 8/4/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was yummy - 6/6/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My sister made a variation of this dish this weekend. Can't wait to make it myself when I get home. Delicious! - 5/4/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. Everyone in the family ate it - which is a bonus! We will be making this again. - 1/10/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love loved it! Thanks for the amazing recipe!! I will unquestionably be making this more often! Thank you!! - 7/28/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Definetly will make this again for my family. - 1/26/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My whole family liked this recipe. Delicious..... - 12/8/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SEE MY COOK BOOK, I MADE THIS WITH SHRIMP AND 2 CHEESES TO CUT ON SOME OF THE FAT. IT WAS GREAT! - 11/7/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Very good! Made with 26oz jar of sauce. Misread the recipe. Also used 12 oz. of rotisserie chicken-faster. I think we'll get 6 servings easily. - 1/27/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I used italian seasoning instead of the basil and added an extra tablespoon of neufchatel cheese. Very good . . . everyone in family enjoyed it including me. Will make again. - 11/5/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Everyone loved it! Even a picky 4year old! So filling and easy! Making again!!! - 10/29/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This was delicious. I didn't have fresh spinach, so I used canned. The only problem I had, the recipe said uncooked 1 pkg of pasta. I don't know what size package they were talking about, but I cooked the whole box and had to use a 9x13 pan. The printed recipe didn't show # of servings, either. - 10/5/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I used zucchini instead of spinach. Will be making this again! Very good and very filling. - 9/24/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • All I can say is YUM! This recipe is fabulous! - 1/26/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No