Baked chicken pasta with six cheeses

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This six-cheese chicken pasta bake is easy and cheesy! #ChoppedAtHome #contest #RealCheesePeople #ad

I don't watch much television, but one show I love is Chopped! You've seen? I love watching cooks get identical baskets and turn them into completely different recipes! When I found out about this Chopped at home Sergeant contest is host, my first thought was, "Good, I want to do it!" My second thought was: "I hope I don't have to use squid ink, chocolate bars, habanero pepper, and turkey on the same plate." Oh! Seriously … have you seen some of the baskets that these people receive? You would probably have a breakdown trying to figure out how to use some of those ingredients!

Fortunately, following the Picado model, homemade dishes should include the following ingredients (may include other ingredients, but these should be the focus):

  • – Sargento® Chef Blends â„¢ Grated 6 Italian Cheeses
  • – Chicken breast, skinless and boneless
  • – Red pepper
  • – Greek yogurt

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Baked chicken pasta with six cheeses

This six-cheese chicken pasta bake is easy and cheesy!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 oz.) Pasta: I used Mezzi Rigatoni
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and minced
  • 4-6 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup canned spinach, with no hard stems and chopped leaves
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) Diced small tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz.) Tomato sauce
  • 1 container (5.3 oz.) Of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Chef Blends â„¢ grated 6 Italian cheeses, divided
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water (get this after boiling the noodles, but before draining the pasta)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ° F. Grease 9 × 13-inch saucepan and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving a cup of water. Drain the pasta and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, and spinach. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion, bell pepper are soft, and the spinach begins to wilt, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the fire.
  4. To the chicken and vegetable mix, add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, Greek yogurt, 1 cup cheese, reserved cooking water, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Add cooked pasta and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared saucepan. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake covered in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover the dish and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and melted.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving, if desired.

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nutritional information
Portion size
Amount per proportion As served
Calories 474kcal Calories from fat 150
% Daily value
Total fat 17g 26%
Saturated fat 7g 35%
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 719mg 30%
Carbohydrate 51g 17%
Dietary fiber 4g sixteen%
Sugars 6g
Protein 30g

Daily value percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values ​​may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total carbohydrates 300g
Dietary fiber 25g

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