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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This recipe is 100% lifted from Kraft Foods, but we enjoy it all the same.  According to their site this recipe takes 43 minutes total and makes 4 servings.

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 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
WHAT TO DO WITH IT ALL:
  • HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  • COOK pasta as directed on package, 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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