Chicken Pasta Bake
An easy dinner idea - cheesy, pasta with protein from the chicken, your family will love this one!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 6 people
- 8 oz penne pasta
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 lb chicken boneless, skinless
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 28 oz spaghetti sauce
- 1 14 oz tomatoes diced
- 1 3 oz cream cheese (little less than 1/2 package)
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1/4 c parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions for "al dente." Drain. Pour into prepared baking dish.
Heat oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat. While oil is heating, cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
own chicken in oil. Add Italian seasoning, half of the spaghetti sauce and the drained tomatoes. Let simmer 2-3 minutes.
Cut cream cheese into small chunks. Add to chicken and tomato sauce mixture. Simmer until cream cheese is melted.
Stir in spinach. Cook another minute, until spinach wilts slightly.
Pour chicken mixture over pasta. Top with one cup of the shredded mozzarella. Top with the remaining spaghetti sauce, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes, or until bubbly.
Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 1mg