chicken with tomatoes and penne

Three Cheese Chicken Penne

Savory chicken, fresh spinach, penne pasta, basil and creamy cheeses are all baked together in this simple and fresh dish. Serve with a side salad and warm roll for a traditional home-style meal.


1 1/2 cups penne pasta item #12559
9 oz fresh spinach
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts – cut into bite size pieces item #30680
1 teaspoon dried basil item #7806
8 oz can tomato sauce
14.5 oz drained, diced tomatoes
2 oz cream cheese item #76050
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese item #5999
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese item #5140


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Cook pasta as directed, add spinach during last minute of cooking, and drain.
  2. Cook and stir chicken and basil in a large skillet, sprayed with cooking spray, on medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes; bring to boil. Simmer on low for 3 minutes or until chicken is done.
  3. Stir in cream cheese, pasta mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon into a greased 2 quart dish, bake for 20 minutes and then top with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake additional 3 minutes or until cheeses are melted.

Serves 4

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