Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Photo by Barbara H.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

63

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

63

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups rice 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 jar (14-1/2 oz.) spaghetti sauce

  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained

  • 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

Directions

HEAT oven to 375ºF. COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt and adding spinach to the boiling water the last minute. COOK and stir chicken and basil in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 min. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil. Simmer on low heat 3 min. or until chicken is done. Stir in Neufchatel. DRAIN pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole or 8-inch square baking dish. BAKE 20 min.; top with remaining cheeses. Bake 3 min. or until mozzarella is melted.

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