Chicken & Penne Pasta Bake

Chicken & Penne Pasta Bake


Casseroles are my family's favorite types of dishes. This wonderful, easy chicken casserole recipe is a staple in my household. Packed with Parmesan cheese, spinach, and chicken, it never fails to satisfy. Make it tonight for a simple, delicious meal.


If you don't have an ovenproof skillet, you can use a regular skillet instead. Just wrap handle with several layers of foil before using as directed.



Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time20 min


  • 2 3/4 cups Penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce
  • 2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
  • 6 ounces Fresh Take Italian Parmesan recipe cheese breadcrumb mix, mixed together
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large ovenproof skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until evenly browned. Stir in marinara sauce.
  4. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add to ingredients in skillet; mix lightly. Stir in spinach; top with cheese mixture.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.

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What do I think? I think that no one ever proof reads these recipes. A chicken casserole with no chicken? C'mon...this could be a GREAT site if only someone checked these recipes!!

Hi dyanne2 - Chicken is listed on the last line of the ingredients list and is in step #3 of the instructions. I hope this helps! -The editors of RecipeLion


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