Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine created by Prakriti V.

From Cooking Light March 2006

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55mins
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  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • 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.
  • Place cottage cheese in a food processor and 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.
  • Place mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
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  1. Prakriti V.
    Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine Created by Prakriti V.
  2. dianegrapegrower
    Made this using my own white sauce instead of canned soup. It was good.
  3. 55tbird
    I've made this a few times now, and I love it. I always skip the milk.
  4. motherknowsbest
    I probably would give it 4 stars for my own taste by my picky 4 year old and my 2 and a half year old ate it so I HAVE to give it 5 stars. I forgot the milk like the other reviewer but it still came out great. I did make several changes due to what I had on hand and my picky family. I skipped the red bell pepper but still sauteed the mushrooms (which I had to puree) and onions (pureed aswell...picky, picky). I used dried oregano, substituted the penne for farfalle and used monterrey jack instead of cheddar and kraft parmesan crumbled cheese instead of the fresh. I also used about 300 g of frozen spinach like another reviewer. For the chicken, I used the frozen, precooked tenders I get from Costco to cut some of the prep time down. So, pretty much most of the ingredients were there, just in another form and it still turned out great. I still am in total awe that my 4 year old ate it...all of it except the chicken pieces, but that is amazing!
  5. motherknowsbest
    I probably would give it 4 stars for my own taste by my picky 4 year old and my 2 and a half year old ate it so I HAVE to give it 5 stars. I forgot the milk like the other reviewer but it still came out great. I did make several changes due to what I had on hand and my picky family. I skipped the red bell pepper but still sauteed the mushrooms (which I had to puree) and onions (pureed aswell...picky, picky). I used dried oregano, substituted the penne for farfalle and used monterrey jack instead of cheddar and kraft parmesan crumbled cheese instead of the fresh. I also used about 300 g of frozen spinach like another reviewer. For the chicken, I used the frozen, precooked tenders I get from Costco to cut some of the prep time down. So, pretty much most of the ingredients were there, just in another form and it still turned out great. I still am in total awe that my 4 year old ate it...all of it except the chicken pieces, but that is amazing!
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