Recipe by jr911
"Pasta, chicken, spinach, and cheese baked to bubbly perfection."
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1 (8 ounce) package
chopped cooked chicken
1 (14 ounce) can
Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) package
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups
shredded mozzarella cheese
Chicken Spinach Pasta Bake Haiku: "My favorite combo. For things in a pasta bake, no surprise, it's good!" I've made many variations of pasta bakes, but my tastebuds always fall back on wanting my classic chicken/spinach, so I was happy to try out this recipe, only Oops! I didn't have cream cheese, but that's OK, b/c I just added some extra Italian-blend shredded cheese and it still retained its yummy factor. Also sauteed garlic along w/ the onion b/c something seems infinitely askew w/ the kitchen universe when I don't smell the 2 mating in olive oil together. Had to S&P to taste, but all in all, a successful pasta bake.
I didn't follow the cooking instructions exactly as directed for this, but I wanted to make this because the ingredients sounded nice together. The directions don't say how you should cook the chicken, so I cooked it in a separate pan on the stove and then added the sautéed onion and garlic, (because how can you not have garlic?), to the chicken. I also used some basil and some italian seasoning on the chicken. I found it strange that this recipe had no added spices or anything. Then after that was mixed up a bit, I added the tomatoes and stirred in the cream cheese so that it could melt together nicely. Then I took all of that off the oven and mixed it in with the spinach and the cooked noodles and placed it in a casserole dish. Covered it with cheese and baked it in the oven. It was pretty yummy. I will say I accidentally made too many noodles because I used no yolk noodles instead of penne, so I think next time if I use the right amount of noodles, the flavors will be much better. This has a good basis for a delicious family pasta dish. I will make this again.
Made this and it was okay but I probably won't make it again. Nice recipe to try, but I added fresh garlic and more spices to the recipe, too.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken, Spinach, and Cheese Pasta Bake
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 196
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