Monday, October 26, 2009
Penne with Spinach and Chicken
Cheesy. Yummy. Goodness.
And, it goes together in a pinch. You can even make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to bake it.
Penne with Spinach and Chicken - Adapted from Ashley at The Happy Little Home
1 box (1 lb) whole wheat pasta of your choosing (we used penne)
2 boxes, frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 lb. chicken breast, shredded
1/4 C minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 C mozzarella cheese, shredded
~1 C spaghetti sauce
Cook pasta according to package directions. Dump into a greased 9x13 glass baking dish.
Then, preheat the oven to 375.
Meanwhile combine spinach, onion, eggs and 1/4 C of each of the cheeses in a bowl. Mix well.
Add in chicken and stir well.
Then, stir the pasta and cheesy chicken spinach mix together in the glass baking pan. Top with additional cheeses.
Cover your dish and bake for ~ 30 minutes.
Then, remove the tinfoil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until cheese on the top is browned.
Serve warm, with your favorite spaghetti sauce!
The original recipe used white pasta and more cheese... I always find that putting the cheese on the top where you really want the flavor allows me to cut down on the cheese! And, we really like whole wheat pasta too.
This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Mondays and, Tasty Tuesday.