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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

No referer *
4.7
(707) 571 Reviews
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
45
min.
Servings

4 servings, 2 cups each

Hundreds of people can't be wrong. Check out this creamy, cheesy, hearty casserole that sports a solid 5 stars for deliciousness as well as smarts.

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Make It

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

Note

If watching your sodium intake, prepare recipe using no-salt-added diced tomatoes and lower-sodium pasta sauce.

Substitute

Substitute an 8-inch square baking dish for the 2-qt. casserole.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with CRYSTAL LIGHT Iced Tea.

Servings

  • 4 servings, 2 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Not only is this delicious low-calorie meal rich in vitamin A from the spinach, but the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses also team up to provide calcium.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 480
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 790mg
Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary fiber 7g
Sugars 11g
Protein 45g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 160 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 60 %DV
Iron 35 %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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