Rattlesnake Penne

Rattlesnake Penne

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 364.1
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.5 mg
  • Sodium: 166.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 30.9 g

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A homemade and healthier version of the Rattlesnake Pasta dish from Pizzaria UNO. A homemade and healthier version of the Rattlesnake Pasta dish from Pizzaria UNO.
Number of Servings: 4


    12 ounces chicken breast
    8 ounces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Penne
    2 cups baby spinach
    .25 cup Philadelphia One-Third Less Fat Cream Cheese
    .25 cup fat free sour cream
    2 tablespoons skim milk
    1 jalapeno pepper
    2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    2 teaspoons black pepper
    .5 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle blend


While the water for the pasta is boiling, cut up chicken into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle the Mrs. Dash, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and .5 tablespoons of garlic powder on top of the chicken and mix until chicken is coated.

Heat a pan on medium and cook 1 teaspoon of minced garlic in .5 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Remove from heat and set aside.


After removing the seeds, slice the jalapeno pepper into thin slivers. In a small saucepan, brown remaining teaspoon of minced garlic in .5 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat.

Add the jalapeno slices and all of the spinach. When spinach is completely wilted, add sour cream, milk, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and the rest of the black pepper and garlic powder.

Mix this over the heat until the cream cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Add the chicken and mix.

When the pasta is cooked, drain it and add to the sauce. Mix until pasta is coated in sauce.

Yield 4 servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KALORIE-KILLAH.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    AWESOME! I marinated the chicken for 30+ minutes which helped lock in some flavor on them, then added a pinch of Garlic Salt to add just a little bit of flavor at the end! Huge hit in the house, told the best I have ever made. Next time I'll keep some jalapeno seeds to add some spice. - 10/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a family favorite, you can modify with other meat but this dish is Yummy, even my picky husband likes this. - 1/6/10

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  • O.K.
    I didn't care for the sauce. Maybe a little more parmesan would help. This was my first try at a "healthy" style cream sauce so maybe they just aren't for me. By all means go ahead and try this, it just wasn't to my tastes. - 9/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    I am allergic to spinach so I substituted lettuce for the spinach. - 8/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    Modified it to make it vegetarian, and left out the jalapeno, and it was a hit! - 8/21/09

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