Chicken and Spinach Pasta Casserole

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Serves: 8

Chicken and Spinach Pasta Casserole

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 10 ounces rigatoni pasta, uncooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 (20 ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  3. Place spinach on paper towel and squeeze until almost all moisture has been removed. Add oil to a large non-stick skillet and place over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender.
  4. Add chicken and cook no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, marinara sauce, tomato paste, basil, oregano and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
  6. Simmer 5 minutes, uncovered stirring occasionally.
  7. Combine pasta, spinach, chicken mixture and 1/4 cup cheese in a bowl; stir well.
  8. Spoon into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese over the top. Bake for 20 minutes and serve.
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