You won't have any trouble getting kids to eat spinach when it's in a cheesy pasta bake with chicken and fresh cherry tomatoes.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
3 cups farfalle (bow-tie pasta), uncooked
2 cups tightly packed torn fresh spinach
1 Tbsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved, seeded
2-1/2 cups OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding spinach to the boiling water for last minute.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and basil; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until chicken is evenly browned. Stir in tomatoes and pasta sauce; bring to boil. Simmer on medium heat 4 to 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Drain pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella; spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with remaining mozzarella.
Bake 20 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Garnish with additional fresh basil before serving.
How to Easily Cut the Chicken
Cutting boneless skinless chicken breasts into pieces can be a slippery task. Make it safer and prevent the knife from slipping by cutting the chicken while it is partially frozen. The firmer chicken is much easier to cut and handle.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, 1-1/3 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.