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    kezeimet Guest

    Default 3 cheese chicken penne

    Looking for a recipe close to that of Applebees Three Cheese Chicken Penne. According to their discription it is made using provolone, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Central NY


    Three-Cheese Chicken Penne - menu description
    Source: Applebee's

    Mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan cheeses top off a rich mix of penne pasta, Italian-seasoned grilled chicken, diced tomatoes, fresh basil and Alfredo sauce. Served with toasted side bread.

    Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine
    From: Cooking Light

    Fresh spinach, chicken, and a combination of cheeses make this dish comforting enough for the last days of winter yet fresh enough for the first days of spring. You also can cook the pasta mixture in individual eight-ounce ramekins; bake for 15 minutes.

    1 teaspoon olive oil
    Cooking spray
    3 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 cup chopped red bell pepper
    3 cups chopped fresh spinach
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 (16-ounce) carton 2% low-fat cottage cheese
    4 cups hot cooked penne (about 8 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
    2 cups shredded roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast
    1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
    1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
    1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
    1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed reduced-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, undiluted

    Preheat oven to 425°.
    Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add spinach, oregano, and black pepper; sauté 3 minutes or just until spinach wilts.

    Place cottage cheese in a food processor; process until very smooth. Combine spinach mixture, cottage cheese, pasta, chicken, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, milk, and soup in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

    Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

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    Join Date
    Jun 2006


    Nice recipe, I like the cottage cheese in the processor idea because I'm not too fond of ricotta and have done this!


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    Join Date
    Jun 2006


    Did you try this? I had the 3 Cheese Chicken Penne last night at Applebee's for the first time and knew I had to get a recipe! I am going to try this one.

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