Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

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Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

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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

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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.


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.


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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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