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Cheesy Ground Chicken Pasta

Cheesy Ground Chicken Pasta

You're going to love this easy Cheesy Ground Chicken Pasta recipe. It's a great way to use up leftover chicken, and the cheese gives it a delicious, creamy flavor.

This dish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Just cook the pasta according to the package instructions, then mix everything together in a bowl and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. VoilĂ —a cheesy, satisfying pasta dish that the whole family will love!

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Active: 20 mins

Total: 30 mins

Servings: 6

Ingredients for Ground Chicken Pasta recipe

1 pound ground chicken

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup chopped red onion

2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

1 cup halved grape tomatoes

8 ounces whole-wheat penne

¼ teaspoon salt

2 cups unsalted chicken broth

½ cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup marinara sauce

5 ounces fresh baby spinach

½ cup low-moisture part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

½ cup chopped fresh basil

Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions for Cheesy Ground Chicken Pasta

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring often. When the chicken starts to brown, add the tomatoes, onion, Italian seasoning, and salt and cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft and the tomatoes have broken down about 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in pasta, marinara, broth, and cream; Cover and simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, 10 minutes. Stir in spinach, basil, and mozzarella; Cover and cook until spinach is wilted and cheese is melted about 2 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan, if using.

Ground Chicken Pasta Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
410 calories; fat 19g; 
sodium 469mg;  cholesterol 95mg; carbohydrates 38g; dietary fiber 6g; protein 24g; sugars 6g; niacin equivalents 6mg; saturated fat 8g; vitamin a iu 2533IU; potassium 831mg.

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