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Great Groceries: Pesto Chicken Penne Casseroles

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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.

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