Cheesy Spinach & Chicken Bake, RA 120
A while back I shared how my friends and I started a freezer meal club. I had a few people ask for the recipe and it is worth trying I guarantee. I found the original recipe on Saving Money Living Life, but I cut out a step and it is just that much faster. So I am sharing it here today. This is a great freezer meal and it tastes wonderful!
Cheesy Spinach and Chicken Bake
Preheat oven to 375.
- 8 oz uncooked rigatoni
- 1 c frozen chopped onion (drain any liquid)
- 1 (10 oz) pack frozen spinach, thawed and extra liquid pressed out
- 3 c cubed, cooked chicken breasts
- 1 (14 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 (8 oz) container Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese
- ½ t salt, ½ t pepper
- 1½ c shredded mozzarella cheese
Prepare the rigatoni according to package directions. Spray 11×17 in baking dish with cooking spray.
Soften the cream cheese for 15-20 seconds in the microwave, don’t cook it, just soften it. Add all prepared ingredients and half of the mozzarella to a large bowl and stir til thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into sprayed dish & sprinkle evenly with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake covered at 375 for 30 minutes; uncover & bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly.
Thank you hosting! Little Bit
That pasta dish looks delicious and I love the ingredients. I can’t wait to make it soon 🙂 Thanks for hosting!
I’m definitely trying this recipe.
Do you freeze it before thawing & baking it?
I’ve done both. I made two, one to bake for dinner and one for the freezer. For the frozen one, I thawed it for about an hour and then baked covered for about 35-40 minutes and then 15 – 20 minutes more or until hot and bubbly! Good Luck!
Thanks for hosting!!! Hope you have a great weekend wow that looks yummy!
Wow this looks delicious..I just pinned this recipe. Definitely need to try it out…cheese and spinach and chicken is a win win combo. Thanks so much for hosting too 🙂
This dish looks yummy cannot wait to give it a try…
This recipe is loaded with our favorite ingredients. We will be trying this! We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters
I made this last week and my kids LUHUVED it! thanks for sharing!
I made this recipe Tuesday and my family loved it. Thanks for a new dish!