Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake

Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 413.6
  • Total Fat: 18.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 102.5 mg
  • Sodium: 870.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 33.1 g

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Introduction

Yummy and crowd-pleasing dish. Plus, you can cook & chop the chicken as well as cutting up several other ingredients in advance plus it has beautiful presentation. Yummy and crowd-pleasing dish. Plus, you can cook & chop the chicken as well as cutting up several other ingredients in advance plus it has beautiful presentation.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    - 8 oz uncooked rigatoni
    - 1 T olive oil
    - 1 c chopped onion
    - 1 c chopped green pepper
    - 5 oz. of fresh spinach
    - 3 c cubed, cooked chicken breasts
    - 1 (14 oz) can Italian-style (or Rotel) diced tomatoes, undrained
    - 1 (8 oz) container Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese (or plain)
    - t salt, t pepper
    - .5 tsp. of cayenne pepper
    - .5 tsp. garlic powder
    - 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese
    - 1 oz of goat cheese
    - .5 cup of parmesan cheese (for topping)

Tips

Serve with a side salad for a yummy and filling dinner.


Directions

Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Prepare rigatoni according to pkg directions. Add olive oil to skillet; saute green peppers and onions. Season veggies to your liking. Add chopped chicken. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.

Stir in rigatoni, spinach, tomatoes, goat cheese and cream cheese into large bowl. You'll need a large bowl in order to effectively coat everything in the cream cheese! Spoon mixture into 11x7 dish & sprinkle evenly with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake covered at 375 for 30 minutes; uncover & bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly. Add parmesan or goat cheese as topping.

Serving Size: makes 8 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JODILOU86.