Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What’s for Dinner

So, I have another wonderful recipe for all of you ladies!  I got this one from Pinterest (of course!) and seriously, it is a KEEPER!  So easy and delicious!  I edited the recipe a little for our taste but find the original here!

Chicken & Pasta Spinach Bake

  • 1 (12 ounce) package rigatoni pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 (14 ounce) Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of chive & onion cream cheese
  • 1 package of shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Season chicken breasts (I used 3) with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Cook chicken breasts anyway you prefer (I roasted in foil in oven at 425 for 20 minutes)
  • Prepare rigatoni according to directions
  • In a 11x17 baking dish, pour olive oil over bottom.  Spread diced onion in a single layer over top of the oil.  Place in oven at 375 and bake for 15 minutes
  • Mix together drained and chopped spinach, rigatoni, diced tomatoes, cream cheese, and onions
  • Salt and pepper the mixture
  • Add and mix in the cubed chicken
  • Spray same baking dish you cooked the onions with non-stick cooking spray
  • Spoon mixture into baking dish
  • Top with mozzarella cheese
  • Baked covered at 375 for 15 minutes
  • Uncover and bake until cheese is bubbly

Seriously, very easy and sooo good!  I served with a salad and croissants.  Great for leftovers as well!  Enjoy!


Michelle P said...

That looks good! I tried something similar to that and I saw it on Pinterest also.

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

Sean Marie said...

I don't cook but this is def something I would try!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Sounds delicious! I always love a meal I can sneak some spinach in!

Ashley said...

i've been trying to cook one meal a week and this looks like something i would love! thanks for sharing friend :)

Megan said...

I totally think that my husband might even eat this!!! Thank youuuuu!!

moderndaywife said...

That looks so good!

Steph said...

This looks delicious! I've been meaning to try new recipes more often, and you've definitely inspired me to try this!

Brittany said...

This looks yummy!!

Ashley said...

that looks Ah-mazing!

Zara said...

OHHH goodness. This is making my mouth water!

Tiffany said...

This looks delicious and easy! My kind of recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jax said...

Ohmy! That looks and sounds fantastic!

Whitney said...

totally gonna try this out...looks so delish!

Miss Monica said...

looks pretty good. And I love simple meals. That would last me all week.