Enjoy the glorious cheesiness of pasta shells stuffed with chicken Florentine without the hassle of, well, stuffing the shells.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
4 cups medium pasta shell s, uncooked
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast s, cut into bite-size pieces
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
2 tubs (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
3/4 cup milk
1-1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup torn fresh basil
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook chicken in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 5 to 6 min. or until no longer pink, stirring frequently. Stir in pasta sauce. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Drain pasta; spoon over sauce. Mix cream cheese spread, milk, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in medium bowl until blended. Add spinach; mix well. Spoon over pasta. Top with cheeses; cover.
Bake 45 min., uncovering for the last 10 min. Let stand 5 min. before topping with basil and serving.
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
This flavorful recipe can be prepared ahead of time. Assemble as directed; cover with foil. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake (covered) in 400ºF oven 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min. or until heated through. Let stand 5 min. before topping with basil and serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
12 servings, 1 cup 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.