Are you ready to indulge in a mouthwatering, cheesy, and oh-so-creamy pasta dish that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey? Look no further than our scrumptious Creamy Chicken Spinach Pasta Bake recipe.
This comforting and satisfying dish combines tender chicken, vibrant spinach, and perfectly cooked pasta, all enveloped in a luscious, creamy sauce that will leave you craving for more.
Prep Time: 15 Min
– 8 ounces penne pasta – 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 3 cloves garlic, minced – 1 onion, diced – 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
Cook Time: 45 Min
– 1 cup heavy cream – 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese – 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning – Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced chicken and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and diced onion. Sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
Add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet and cook until wilted.
Pour in the heavy cream, shredded mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheeses have melted and the sauce is smooth.
Add the cooked penne pasta and cooked chicken to the skillet. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
Season with dried Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir until the flavors are well incorporated.
Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish and spread it out evenly.
Sprinkle additional shredded mozzarella cheese on top for extra cheesiness.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired, and serve hot.