Three Cheese Chicken Penne
Savory chicken, fresh spinach, penne pasta, basil and creamy cheeses are baked together in this simple and fresh chicken dish. Serve with a salad and warm bread for an easy weeknight meal!
1 1/2 cups penne pasta1 (9 ounce) package fresh spinach1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces1 teaspoon dried basil2 ounces Neufchatel cheese, or cream cheese1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Cook pasta as directed on package and add spinach during the last minute of cooking time. Drain after cooking.
- Cook and stir chicken and basil in a large skillet, sprayed with cook spray, on medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes; bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 3 minutes or until chicken is done
- Stir in Neufchatel cheese, pasta mixture and ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes and then top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake an additional 3 minutes or until cheeses are melted.