CAESAR CHICKEN PASTA

Pasta in a light Caesar sauce topped with crisp, browned croutons.

Prep: 20 min Baking: 20 min

7 ounces (2 cups) uncooked dried penne pasta
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
3/4 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) LAND O LAKES® Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups Caesar-seasoned croutons
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Heat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions.
Drain.

Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients except croutons
and Parmesan cheese in large bowl. Add cooked pasta; stir to
combine.

Spoon pasta mixture into ungreased 2-quart round casserole.
Top with croutons and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
or until heated through and croutons are golden brown.

Makes 6 (1 1/4-cup) servings

TIP: Pasta is made from a durum wheat flour called semolina
and comes in hundreds of different sizes, shapes and colors.
Cook pasta in rapidly boiling water to "al dente", meaning
the pasta is slightly firm when chewed. Overcooked pasta is
soft from having absorbed too much of the cooking water and
will break apart easily when stirred into a casserole.

Nutrition Facts Per 1 serving: Calories 430, Protein 31 g,
Carbohydrate 30 g, Fat 21 g, Cholesterol 80 mg, Sodium 770 mg,
Fiber 2 g
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This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes.
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This recipe created by Land O'Lakes.