Thursday, October 11, 2012

Three Cheese Chicken Penne

Cheese. Chicken. Pasta. Spinach.
 This pasta dish was beautiful. Both in taste and in, well, looks.

First post in awhile, sorry about that. I've started school up again and that's been taking up most of my time. Still lots of cooking going on, but haven't taken many pictures.

That will change, pinky promise.

You'll want more after you see this, anyways. It's simple and fabulous.

First, here's what you need.
 Cut the chicken into small pieces and cook on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes.
 Cook pasta according to package, add in spinach for last minute.
 Add sauce and neufchatel cheese to chicken, simmer for 5 more minutes, or until chicken is done.
 Drain pasta and spinach, then add back to pot, stir in mozzarella cheese and sauce mixture.
 Stir and spread into a casserole dish, bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
 Best served with some garlic bread sticks!
So, really. Make this for dinner tonight. You won't regret it. It was so fabulous


2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup neufchatel cheese
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
9 oz spinach 
3 chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 375
Cook chicken breasts on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, add in sauce and continue to cook for another 3 minutes, or until cooked through. Add in neufchatel cheese and let simmer for 5 more minutes. 
Cook pasta according to package, adding in spinach for the last minute. 
Drain pasta and spinach, add back to pot, stir in chicken mixture, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. 
Spread into a 2qt casserole. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. 



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