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

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

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!
What You Need
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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
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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.
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