Contest-Winning Greek Pasta Bake Recipe
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Contest-Winning Greek Pasta Bake Recipe

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I've brought this hot dish to potlucks and it received rave reviews. There's never a crumb left. Best of all, it's a simple, healthy and hearty supper made with easy to find ingredients. —Anne Taglienti of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (13-1/4 ounces) whole wheat penne pasta
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 366 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 847 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, tomato sauce, tomatoes, spinach, olives, onion, green pepper, basil and oregano.
  2. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Greek Pasta Bake in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p45

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 366 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 847 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Contest-Winning Greek Pasta Bake

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

Not great. Needs to be more saucy & cheesy

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

Added some additional cheese in the mixture as well and added additional Greek seasoning on top. Easy, quick and inexpensive. I divided into two baking dishes and froze one for another night.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

Quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious. My family absolutely loved it! There was plenty to go around. I added a little salt and pepper, otherwise it was perfect!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

I really liked this recipe. It was quick and easy to make. I'm a vegetarian so I cut out the chicken and I hate olives so I left those out also. I added more cheese too :) I think next time I may try it with some beans in place of the chicken. I liked the texture of the onion and pepper in the casserole too.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

i made the following changes:::

i used fresh spinach instead of frozen. boil it for 1-2 min.

i used regualr penne instead of wheat.

i also used regular onion and a bell pepper, i cooked them along with the chicken.

it turned out great and my family loved it!!

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