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Loved this pasta dish. It is nice and creamy and makes a lot. My 13 x 9 pan was filled to the brim. The only change I made was to use mini penne pasta because that is what I had on hand. The pesto Alfredo and crushed tomatoes was a very nice combination and the spinach added the additional color that this needed for a good presentation. Make sure you add the bread crumb and Parmesan cheese topping as it really enhances the flavors. linda has provided a recipe that is sure to be a hit. Thank you!
I thought this was delicious. I wanted to let people know that there is an easier way to make this to save time and reduce clean-up. I used my large stockpot and boiled the pasta first. I then drained the pasta and let it sit in a colander in the sink. In the same pot that I made the pasta I then cooked thinly sliced chicken in some oil and added some fresh garlic. After the chicken was cooked I added the other ingredients right to the pot mixed it well and then added the penne. No need for additional mixing bowls. I then poured the mixture into my large 9 x 13 baking stone and had no problem fitting it all in. Next I sprinkled on the topping and baked for 30 minutes which was plenty. I thought it was delicious and will make again. I did reduce the chicken to 1 1/2 pounds the cheese to 2 cups the pesto to 8 oz and the penne to 3/4 of the box. If making again I would do exactly the same except use the entire box of penne. THis was a keeper! Thanks Linda!
Very tasty!! I made my own pesto and only used half of what was called for. The recipe called for what I thought a lot of chicken I had 2 grilled chicken breast leftover from the night before and just cut into small pieces. Also I only used about half the cheese blend just seemed like a lot for 1 box of pasta. I also diced 2 fresh tomatoes because that's what I had on hand. It's in the oven baking right now but have been tasting along the way and will definitely make again!!!! I can't wait for dinner!!
This casserole is so good everyone loved it and it does make alot
Rating: 1 stars
The combination of ingredients created some degree of palate confusion. I decreased the amount of pesto to 9oz and it was still too much. The finished product was a nondistinct presentation looking more like 'mush' with no appeal. I will not make this again. IF I needed to alter the recipe I would make penne with pesto add some chicken add some sun dried tomatoes and decrease the 4 cups of shredded cheese. One star was way to generous.