Thursday, March 24, 2016

Chicken Spinach Pasta Bake

A quick easy healthy-ish casserole that is warm to heart and soul.  The entire family loved this and it will be a new addition to our dinner menu.  It is a creamy cheesy casserole with the fresh taste of spinach and tomatoes.  So make this for your family and devour the heck out of it.

8 oz uncooked rigatoni
1 T olive oil
1 c chopped onion
1 (10 oz) pack frozen spinach, thawed
3 c cubed, cooked chicken breasts
1 (14 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (8 oz) container chive & onion cream cheese
½ t salt, ½ t pepper
1½ c shredded mozzarella cheese

Prepare rigatoni according to package directions.
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or just until tender.
Transfer onion to large bowl, set aside.
Drain chopped spinach well
Stir in rigatoni, onion, spinach, chicken, & next 4 ingredients casserole dish
sprinkle evenly with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake covered at 375 for 30 minutes.
Uncover & bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly.

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