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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake
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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

45 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
Serve our Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake and savor the compliments! With spinach, basil and three types of cheese, this chicken pasta bake can't be beat!
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1-1/2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh spinach leaves
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1-3/4 cups OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 375ºF.
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 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.
4
Drain pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella; spoon 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.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Note
If watching your sodium intake, prepare recipe using no-salt-added diced tomatoes and lower-sodium pasta sauce.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute an 8-inch square baking dish for the 2-qt. casserole.
Tip 3
Serving Suggestion
Serve with CRYSTAL LIGHT Iced Tea.
Nutrition
Calories
480
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg
32%
Sodium 840mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates 43g
16%
Dietary Fibers 8g
29%
Sugars 10g
20%
Protein 44g
88%
Vitamin A
230%
Vitamin C
40%
Calcium
30%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
4 servings, 2 cups each
* 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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