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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 455.2
  • Total Fat: 19.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,003.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 22.4 g

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Easy chicken parmigiana pasta bake

Submitted by: ANGELA3511

Introduction

This is a quick and easy, weeknight version of the Italian classic chicken parmigiana.

You could substitute other veggies if desired, such as sliced or diced zucchini, broccoli, etc.
This is a quick and easy, weeknight version of the Italian classic chicken parmigiana.

You could substitute other veggies if desired, such as sliced or diced zucchini, broccoli, etc.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 cups of Dreamfield's penne rigata pasta
    1.5 cups (1/2 jar) of tomato pasta sauce, divided into 1 cup and 1/2 cup
    1/2 of a 14 oz. package of frozen peppers
    15 Tyson breaded chicken nuggets
    2 oz. part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Boil a large pot of water, prepare the pasta according to package directions.
2. While the pasta is boiling, bake the chicken nuggets for about 7-8 minutes at 400 degrees F.
3. Once the pasta is done, drain and return the pot to the still hot burner.
4. Add 1/2 of the package of the peppers and the 2 cups of frozen spinach to the hot pot with 1-2 tablespoons of water and a spritz of olive oil spray. Saute 5-6 minutes until mostly tender. (Keep an eye on it, you may need to add additional water).
5. Return the pasta to the pot with the veggies.
6. Add most of the pasta sauce (reserve 1/2 cup) and stir until thoroughly mixed.
7. Add the pasta, veggies and sauce mix to a nine-inch glass casserole dish.
8. Cut the nuggets in half, and sprinkle the chicken pieces across the top of the pasta.
9. Top with the pasta sauce and the cheese.
10. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANGELA3511.






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