Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Try this Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake for a delicious yet simple recipe that is perfect for weeknights and busy weekends! This penne pasta bake features spinach, basil and three types of cheese. Your family won't believe it took only 45 minutes!

4

servings,

25 MINS

PREP

45 MINS

You'll need:

Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Neufchatel Brick Cream Cheese
Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Neufchatel Brick Cream Cheese
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Ingredients

  • 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 CLASSICO Tomato and Basil 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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Servings
Serving size 1 oz (28g/ 1/8 pkg).
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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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.
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Serving Suggestion
Serve with CRYSTAL LIGHT Iced Tea.

Directions

  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.
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