How cheesy is this chicken and mushroom penne pasta bake? Three-cheese cheesy—with Neufchatel, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Don't expect leftovers!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1-1/2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1-1/2 cups OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, well drained
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
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, cook and stir chicken, mushrooms and basil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 3 min. or until chicken is lightly browned. Stir in pasta sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 3 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Add Neufchatel; cook and stir until melted.
Drain pasta. Add to chicken mixture with 1/2 cup mozzarella; mix well. Spoon into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 20 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining cheeses; bake 3 min. or until mozzarella is melted.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fibers 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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.