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Chicken-Pesto Pasta Bake

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6 servings

Celebrate your next special event by making an Italian inspired Chicken-Pesto Pasta Bake. Chicken-Pesto Pasta Bake is a great way to feed up to six people.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Remove 2 Tbsp. oil from top of pesto sauce in jar; reserve for later use. Spoon pesto and remaining pesto oil into large bowl. Add pasta sauce and milk; mix well. Stir in shredded cheese.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. of the reserved pesto oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. or until no longer pink. Add peppers; cook and stir 2 min. or until peppers are crisp-tender. Add spinach; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or just until spinach begins to wilt. Remove from heat.
  • Drain pasta. Add to chicken mixture along with the pasta sauce mixture; mix lightly. Spoon into 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan and remaining reserved pesto oil; sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  • Bake 40 min. or until heated through.

Special Equipment Needed

* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Size Wise

You’ll know it’s a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this chicken and pasta bake.


Substitute 1 well-drained thawed 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach for the fresh spinach. Stir spinach into pasta sauce mixture along with the shredded cheese.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 720
Total fat 29g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 1210mg
Carbohydrate 69g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 8g
Protein 43g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 140 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 40 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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