Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine Recipe

Looking for an easy Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine recipe? Learn how to make Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by aeriede22

Makes 8 servings



Fresh spinach, chicken, and a combination of cheeses make this dish comforting enough for the last days of winter yet fresh enough for the first days of spring. You also can cook the pasta mixture in individual eight-ounce ramekins; bake for 15 minutes.

Recipe Ingredients for Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
16 oz 2% cottage cheese
8 oz uncooked penne
2 cups shredded boneless chicken breast
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup 2% milk
10 3/4 oz cream of chicken soup

Recipe Directions for Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add spinach, oregano, and black pepper; sauté 3 minutes or just until spinach wilts.

  3. Place cottage cheese in a food processor; process until very smooth. Combine spinach mixture, cottage cheese, pasta, chicken, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, milk, and soup in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
344
Calories from Fat
127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.1g
22%
Saturated Fat
6.5g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
718mg
30%
Potassium
434mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
23.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
29.8g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 26% Iron 16%
* 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
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
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