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Chicken and spinach casserole in a white baking dish.
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Chicken and Spinach Pasta (Casserole)

This Chicken and Spinach Pasta Casserole takes ordinary ingredients like chicken, spinach, cream cheese, and pasta and turns them into a delicious dinner that is easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, one dish, pasta, spinach
Servings: 6
Calories: 476kcal
Author: Tina Holloway

Ingredients

  • 1 10- ounce package frozen spinach thawed
  • 8 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 1 8- ounce container chive-and-onion cream cheese softened
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place spinach in a strainer and set aside to drain well. Prepare pasta according to directions.
  • While pasta cooks, place oil in bottom of a 7x11 inch baking dish (with cover). Add onion in a single layer and bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes or just until tender. Transfer onions to a large bowl and set baking dish aside.
  • Press spinach between 2 paper towels to remove any remaining liquid. Stir pasta, spinach, chicken, tomatoes, cream cheese, salt and pepper into onion in bowl. Spoon into baking dish and top with cheese.
  • Bake, covered, for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly.

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Notes

Recipe excerpted from Alabama Hometown Cookbook, copyright 2016, and reprinted with permission.

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 698mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g