Friday, October 30, 2009

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta

We tried a new recipe this week and it was absolutely delicious.  This will definitely be added to our family's recipe book.  It was super easy, healthy and it's made with ingredients that we almost always have in the house.  What more can you ask for?



Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta
1-1/2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh spinach leaves
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 jar spaghetti sauce - I used Bertolli's Vidalia Onion with Roasted Garlic
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
2 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

Cook pasta as directed on package, adding spinach to the boiling water the last minute.
Cook and stir chicken and basil in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 minutes.  Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil.  Simmer on low heat 3 minutes or until chicken is done.  Stir in cream cheese.
Drain pasta mix; return to pan.  Stir in chicken mix and 1/2 cup mozzarella.  Spoon into 2-qt. casserole or  8-inch square baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes @ 375 degrees.  Top with remaining cheeses and bake another 3 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted.

2 comments:

  1. yummy. i'm for sure going to try this one!

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  2. That looks really good... I'm gonna have to try it!

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