Chicken 'n' Spinach Pasta Bake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 hr

Cottage Living Magazine, 02/2007 issue. We liked this casserole because it had all of the daily requirements(???)and it tasted oh so good! It felt very nice going down.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Prepare rigatoni according to package directions, when ready drain and save about 1/4 cup of cooking water (in case you need it to thin out the sauce).
  3. Meanwhile, spread oil on bottom of an 11"x7" baking dish; add onion & mushrooms, if using, in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or just until tender.
  5. Transfer onion & mushrooms to a large bowl, and set aside.
  6. Drain chopped spinach well, pressing between layers of paper towels.
  7. Stir rigatoni or other pasta, spinach, chicken, and next 5 ingredients(starting with tomatoes through the peppers - if using the red pepper flakes) into onion & mushrooms in bowl.
  8. Spoon mixture into baking dish, and sprinkle evenly with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly.
  10. Serve with a nice salad and warm bread or bread sticks!
  11. Enjoy!