Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

New Recipe Wednesday

I loved the Pasta recipe I shared with you a few weeks back but then I came across this gem. I think you'll like it even better!

Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

1 1/2 cups multigrain penne pasta, uncooked
1 9 oz. pkg fresh spinach leaves
1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 tsp basil leaves
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
2 oz. cream cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta as directed on package. adding spinach to the boiling water for the last 1 minute.

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

Drain pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon into 2 quart or 8 inch square baking dish.

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

Make 6 servings. Enjoy!


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