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Spinach Dip Chicken Pasta in a casserole dish.

Cheesy Spinach Dip Chicken Pasta

Your new favorite dinner! Spinach dip and pasta get together to create one cheesy and creamy dish! You need to make it!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword spinach dip chicken pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 261 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/2 cups uncooked penne rigate
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup half and half or whole milk
  • 1 pkg dry Ranch mix
  • 5 oz frozen spinach or half of a batch of fresh
  • 1 and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Butter a 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the packaging. Drain and keep warm.
  3. Dice chicken, season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour over chicken and toss to coat.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, mix together sour cream, cream cheese, Ranch mix, half and half and spinach.
  6. Add cooked pasta and chicken to the spinach mixture and stir all together. Transfer the mixture into the prepared dish.
  7. At this point, you can cover the dish with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. If serving right away, top the dish with cheese and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degree F oven. The cheese should be melted. You can then turn the oven to broiler (on low setting) and broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese bubbles up and gets golden brown spots.
  9. Let stand in room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

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Recipe Notes

You can use fresh or frozen spinach in this dish. I tried both and didn’t notice much difference. Go with fresh is it’s in season and frozen when you can’t find it.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Spinach Dip Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 4785IU96%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.