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Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

A quick and easy dinner that everyone in the family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole, chicken pasta, Easy Pasta Recipe
Servings: 5
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Elyse Ellis

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups penne pasta uncooked
  • 9 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 26 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 14 ½ ounces canned diced tomatoes drained
  • 2 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta as directed on package, add spinach to the boiling water the last minute. 
  • Cook and stir chicken and basil in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-heat 3 min.  Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil.  Simmer on low heat for 3 minutes or until chicken is done.  Stir in cream cheese until melted. 
  • Drain pasta mixture and return to pan. 
  • Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 c. mozzarella. 
  • Spoon into 9x13" casserole baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Bake 20 minutes; top with remaining cheeses.  Bake for three minutes more or until mozzarella is melted.

Notes

Whole wheat pasta works great too!

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1159mg | Potassium: 947mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 3mg