Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-dried (or oven roasted) Tomatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 388.2
  • Total Fat: 16.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.9 mg
  • Sodium: 371.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 25.0 g

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Martha Stewart's delicious casserole. Martha Stewart's delicious casserole.
Number of Servings: 12


    6 tablespoons butter, plus more for baking dishes
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    1 pound penne rigate
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each), halved horizontally
    1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    6 cups whole milk
    1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and thinly sliced OR 3 roma tomatoes halved and oven roasted, then sliced
    1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella (6 ounces)
    1 cup finely grated Parmesan (4 ounces)


Bake one tonight, and freeze the other for a ready-made dinner later on. When ready to cook, bake it straight from the freezer.


1. Preheat oven to 400. Butter two shallow 2-quart baking dishes. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 3 minutes short of al dente; drain pasta, and return to pot.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper; cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Halve each piece lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise.
3. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, melt butter over medium. Add flour and garlic; cook, whisking, 1 minute. While whisking, gradually add milk; bring to a simmer, whisking frequently. Add mushrooms and tomatoes; cook 1 minute. Off heat, gradually stir in provolone and 1/2 cup Parmesan.
4. Add chicken and pasta to pot; season with salt and pepper. Divide pasta mixture between baking dishes; sprinkle each with cup Parmesan.
5. Bake, uncovered, until top is golden and bubbling, about 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Serving Size: Each dish makes 6 servings (12 total)