Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

12 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Ready In

    43 m
Recipe by  PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese

“Chunks of chicken in a creamy tomato sauce with basil and fresh spinach are baked with multi-grain penne pasta and topped with cheese.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding spinach to the boiling water for the last minute.
  3. Meanwhile, cook and stir chicken and basil in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 min. Stir in tomatoes and spaghetti sauce; bring to boil. Simmer on low heat 3 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Stir in Neufchatel.
  4. Drain pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella; pour into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Bake 20 min. or until heated through; top with remaining cheeses. Bake 3 min. or until mozzarella is melted.

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C. Stuart

C. Stuart

My family loved it! I tore the spinach leaves before cooking, also added extra cheese and pasta. Made it in a 9x13 pan and broiled the top the last few minutes. Easy and tasty! Will definitely make again.



Ok full disclosure: I made a few VERY MINOR modifications so I could use hat I had on hand. At the end, I was licking the pots, the spoons, everything. It was amazing. I modified: - elbow macaroni for penne pasta. (Not whole wheat) - Philly light cream cheese for Neufch√Ętel - marble instead of mozzarella - Aylmer brand garlic and olive oil finely diced tomatoes instead of plain diced tomatoes. - when I poured in my spaghetti sauce, in order to clean out the Bottle I poured in 3-5oz of leftover white wine, swished it in the bottle and dumped that into the sauce Finally, I added 2 tsp of sirracha garlic chili sauce for a tiny kick. Go forth and pasta bake, you won't regret it!!!



This was good, but not great. We ate it, I would make again for a change of pace, but would not add it to the regular rotation.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 433 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 38.9 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 42.1 g
  • 84%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 944 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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