Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

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

Ingredients

43 m servings 433 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 433 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.9g
  • 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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Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • NOTE
  • If watching sodium, prepare using no-salt-added diced tomatoes and lower-sodium spaghetti sauce.
  • SUBSTITUTE
  • Substitute an 8-inch square baking dish for the 2-qt. casserole.
  • SERVING SUGGESTION
  • Serve with CRYSTAL LIGHT Iced Tea.
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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 macar...

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 m...

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.

I found this recipe on the Kraft website, and it is fantastic. The only thing different I did was add the spinach to the chicken and sauce mixture rather than the pasta. It clumped up badly in...

This recipe is so great! My wife and I both agree, it's the best pasta dish we have ever made. We did add some fresh garlic to cook with the chicken after adding the pasta sauce. I added crushe...

Well, it was a really good base, and for that I am giving it 3 stars. But, I followed the directions, and it was really, REALLY bland. It needs a LOT of seasoning--garlic, oregano, more basil, l...

Thanks for the great recipe! I doubled it and used a 9x13 glass dish- worked perfectly. I didn't have enough chicken on hand, and I wanted more veggies anyway, so I added 2 small sliced zucchini...

Simply put - AMAZING. Restaurant quality, would definitely serve to guests. It even tastes great reheated the next day. It takes a lot for me to rate something 5 stars, but this is honestly one ...

Husband and I loved the flavor. It was so easy to make.