Fontina Chicken & Pasta Bake Recipe
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Fontina Chicken & Pasta Bake Recipe

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Eat it tonight, or freeze it for later. This cheesy casserole is still awesome months after you make it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked spiral pasta
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded fontina cheese, divided
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1-1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 601 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 42 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 3 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken in batches; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
  3. In same pan, add mushrooms to remaining oil; cook and stir over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in soup, broth, 1 cup cheese, oregano and pepper. Add spinach and tomatoes; return chicken to pan.
  4. Drain pasta; add to soup mixture and toss to combine. Divide between two greased 8-in.-square baking dishes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, covered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).
Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover casseroles with foil; bake as directed, increasing baking time to 1-1/4 hours or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
Originally published as Fontina Chicken & Pasta Bake in Simple & Delicious December/January 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 601 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 42 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"My family really liked this, which was huge since they realized there was spinach in it!"

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Without making the recipe yet I'll a 3 since I haven't tasted it yet. Looks pretty. I don't know what Fontina Cheese is....?? Where do I find it - ps. I live in Australia!"

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014 Edited Apr. 20, 2014

"Loved the overall taste and it was lovely to look at with the green spinach and red tomatoes. I will add more chicken next time and also a little red pepper flakes for a little zip."

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