Chicken, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Chicken, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lanemik

Makes 8 servings



Tantalize your guests with this delightful dish. It combines spinach and 3 cheeses with tender chicken morsels and, surprisingly, fresh cilantro

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole

1 Vegetable Oil Spray
8 cups water, hot from tap
4 oz goat cheese
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled & rinsed
3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
8 oz dried angel hair pasta
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese

Recipe Directions for Chicken, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with vegetale oil spray.

  2. In a stockpot, bring water to a boil, covered, over high heat.

  3. Meanwhile, cut goat cheese into 8 pieces andput in a large bowl; set aside.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together feta, milk, yogurt, egg substitute, and pepper.

  5. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into strips about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long.

  6. Cook pasta in boiling water for 1 minute. Before draining pasta, remove 1/2 cup cooking water nd stir into goat cheese. Drain pasta, add to goat cheese, and stir well.

  7. To assemble, spread half the pasta mixture in casserole dish. Scatter spinach over top, sprinkle with nutmeg, and pour half the feta mixture over all. Cover with remaining pasta. Arrange chicken and cilantro on top. Pour remaining feta mixture over chicken, making sure to cover all surfaces. Sprinkle with mozzarella.

  8. Bake, coverd, for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes, or until bubbly.

  9. Substituting 12 oz of boneless, skinless cooked chicken strips for the raw chicken not only saves on preparation time but also reduces the cooking time by about 25 minutes. Assemble the casserole as directed. Bake, covered, for 10 minutes; uncover and back for 10 minutes, or until bubbly.

Categories

Chicken, Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 440.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
379
Calories from Fat
158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.6g
27%
Saturated Fat
9.5g
47%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
138mg
46%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
528mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
21.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
32.6g
Vitamin A 76% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 41% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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