Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chicken Pasta & Spinach Casserole

Penne Pasta
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. chicken breast, cooked and cubed
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
1 28 oz. jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
1 3 oz. package cream cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a  9 x 13 baking dish.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Pour into prepared baking dish.
Heat oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat.
Add chicken, seasonings, half of the spaghetti sauce and the drained tomatoes. Let simmer for a few minutes.Add cream cheese cut up into small peices. Add to chicken and tomato sauce mixture. Simmer until cream cheese is melted.Stir in spinach. Cook until spinach wilts slightly. Pour chicken mixture over pasta, mix well. Top with one cup of the shredded mozzarella. Top with the remaining spaghetti sauce, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes.

This is a $12 meal and will last you 2-3 meals (Can be frozen, tooo!).  The pan is packed when you make this one!  So good!!

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