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Amazing Chicken Pesto Recipe!! (Makes 1 to eat and 1 to freeze!)

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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Got this recipe in the new Taste of Home Special Edition Freezer Cookbook. We had this last night and it was DELICIOUS!!! To make it better both my 4 and 2 year old DSs ate it!!! HAD to share!

Makes 2 Casseroles (Each serves 6)

1 package (16 oz) Penne pasta

6 cups cubed cooked chicken

4 cups (16 oz) shredded italian cheese blend

3 cups fresh baby spinach

1 can (15 oz) crushed tomatoes

1 jar (15 oz) jar of alfredo sauce

1.5 cups 2% milk (I used 1% and it came out fine)

1 jar (8.1 oz) prepared pesto

1/2 cup EACH seasoned bread crumbs and grated parmesan cheese

1 tbsp olive oil

1) Cook pasta to package directions

2) Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine the chicken, cheese blend, spinach, tomatoes, Alfredo sauce, milk and pesto. Drain pasta and add to chicken mixture. Toss to coat the pasta

3) Transfer to 2 greased 8in square baking dishes. In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs and the oil. Sprinkle over casseroles.

4)Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months.  Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly

To Use Frozen Casserole: Thaw in the fridge overnight. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes

 

ENJOY!!!!

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KamsOne
by Jen on Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM

 Yummy, this sounds really good!

BrayandRoosMom
by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

 it was SOOOO yummy!!!

KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Jul. 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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periwinkle163
by Mandy on Jul. 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM

 I love taste of home! They have awesome recipes.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:44 AM

 I love eat one, freeze one recipes. Thanks.

justcyarra
by Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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Kimberly954
by Kim on Jul. 30, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Love freezer meal recipes!! Thanks!

Kimberly954
by Kim on Jul. 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM

And by the way, I have some homemade pesto waiting for me in the freezer!!! I will be trying this soon!

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