Great Groceries: Pesto Chicken Penne Casseroles - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Great Groceries: Pesto Chicken Penne Casseroles

Posted: Updated:

Pesto Chicken Penne Casseroles

With this one, you can either freeze both casseroles or cook one tonight for dinner and have one for another night.

1 lb. penne pasta

4 cups cubed cooked chicken

3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

3 cups fresh baby spinach

1 (15 oz.) can crushed tomatoes

1 (15 oz.) jar Alfredo sauce

1 1/2 cups 2% milk

1 (8 oz.) jar prepared pesto

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, spinach, tomatoes,

Alfredo sauce, milk and pesto. Drain pasta and add to chicken mixture; toss to coat.

Transfer to two 8-inch baking dishes coated with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and oil; sprinkle over casseroles.

Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months and cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 40 to 45

minutes or until bubbly.

To cook frozen casserole: Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes or until bubbly.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:09:34 GMT
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
  • Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms