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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Here's a quick, easy, delicious casserole recipe that I got off the package of Neufchatel cheese.  We really loved it and I am guessing that at least some of you may too.

1 1/2 cups multigrain penne pasta, uncooked
1 9 oz. package fresh spinach leaves
1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon basil leaves
1 jar (14.5 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
2 oz. Neufchatel cheese, cubed
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Hear oven to 375 degrees F. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding spinach to the boiling water for the last minute.

Cook and stir chicken and basil in large skillet on medium-high heat 3 minutes.  Add spaghetti sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil.  Simmer 3 minutes to until chicken is done. Stir in Neufchatel cheese.

Drain pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.  Spoon into 3 quart baking dish.

Bake 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with remaining cheeses.  Bake 3 minutes.

1 comment:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Sounds delicious! I'm copying and pasting. . .