Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta

This Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta is an easy, cheesy chicken pasta dish that the whole family will go crazy for. This simple baked pasta recipe is great for weeknight meals!

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Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta

Here’s a deliciously simple weeknight dinner for you that I prepared for Goodbite.com and the Real Women of Philadelphia.  This is one of those dinners the the whole family loves. Creamy with lots of chicken and full of flavor 🙂  Enjoy!!

I am off to San Diego for the weekend with my traveling BFF Amanda.  Follow our fun as we hunt down the best sweet shops the city has to offer 🙂  I’ll be posting faithfully on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta

This Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta is an easy, cheesy chicken pasta dish that the whole family will go crazy for. This simple baked pasta recipe is great for weeknight meals!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 522kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Philadelphia Cooking Cream
  • 1 lb bowtie pasta or other small noodle
  • 1 1/2 cups mozarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place oil in Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Stir in spinach leaves, cook, stirring until wilted about 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken, salt, and pepper, and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add cooking cream, stirring to combine.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and run under cold water to stop cooking. Add pasta to chicken mixture stirring to combine.
  • Transfer to prepared baking dish and top with cheese. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2423IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: chicken florentine, chicken pasta, chicken pasta bake, chicken pasta casserole, chicken pasta recipe, pasta bake, pasta bake recipe

Click HERE to watch a step by step video of me making this dish on Goodbite.com 🙂

Have a great weekend!! xoxo

 

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61 Responses
  1. Lisa @ The Cooking Bride

    Made this earlier in the week. Big hit with my two biggest critics – my husband and my child. I separated the pasta into two 8 x 8 casserole dishes then cooked one and put the other in the freezer. I LOVE finding recipes that I can freeze for later!

  2. Terese @ www.thecountrybasket.com

    Looks yummy! I’m going to make a meal for someone soon, and this looks like the perfect thing! Thanks!

  3. IndianaAnna

    Made this last night using unflavored Philadelphia cooking creme. It was delicious! In fact, I’ve been counting the hours this morning until I can eat leftovers for lunch. I’m thinking I might try it out with the Italian flavored creme next time.

  4. Marian

    I have this baking in the oven right now! I added some yellow squash I had in the fridge and used the italian herb philly cheese creme! Smells delicious! Thanks for the great dinner idea!

  5. Carrie Grasty

    OMG, I fixed this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING!The grocery store was out of fresh baby spinach, so I had to use a box of frozen chopped spinach. SO pleased with how it all came together!!! Can’t wait to have it again!!! Thank you!

  6. Jill B

    I made this dish for dinner tonight! It was so good! The whole family loved it and it was so easy to make!!!

  7. Shannon

    Just wanted to say that I made this recipe for some guys and they loved it!! They said it was a keeper! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Thanks!

  8. Holly

    I made this last night and it turned out great! I used McCormick italian spices on my chicken. Also sprinkled some on the top of the spinach as it was cooking and on top of the dish before I put it into the over. My husband went back for 3rds. =o)
    You didn’t specify which cooking creme you used but I went ahead and used the italian cheese and herb, perfect. =o)

  9. LC

    I made this last night, and I could hardly resist picking the pan clean! It’s a great recipe and we certainly enjoyed it and look forward to our lunchtime leftovers. I really like the new (new to me) Philadelphia Cooking Cream and can’t wait to pick up the other flavors on my next shopping trip. Have a great time in my beautiful hometown, SD!

  10. Cheryl Newton

    I was also going to ask what flavor; I was going to guess the Italian one, what with the mozzarella and all. I *completely* forgot there’s an unflavored one.

  11. Kate @ Vet in the Saddle

    That looks delicious!!! Anything with noodles and cheese is right up my alley! 🙂

  12. Connie

    Where is cooking creme in the store? I have never heard of it!? I want to make this but not sure where to find!?

  13. Denise Rowe

    Made this for dinner last night. Used the plain cooking creme, it’s the only one the store had. It was very yummy, love to try it with a flavored.

  14. Jenn P

    Yum! I wish they would make a reduced fat cooking creme! I drool over your recipes. Now that I’m doing Weight Watchers, I’d have to plan my whole day around you super yummy, indulgent dishes! Yummy!

    1. Laurie Burdett

      Use one block of reduced fat creme cheese and a half cup of chicken broth. Melt and stir over low leat. Voila, lower fat cooking creme! You can add different spices for different flavones.

  15. LC

    Oh yum! I am going to make this tonight. I’ve been wanting to try the new Philly flavored cream cheeses — this looks so delicious and easy. Thanks!

  16. Heidi

    If I wasn’t pregnant and having major food aversions, I’d totally make that for dinner. All of (what used to be) my favorite foods in one dish. Yum. Maybe in another month.

  17. Tara Lynn

    I’m always looking for a new pasta recipe and I love that this uses the cooking creme. That stuff is my new obsession. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Allison

    Looks delicious…what if we can’t find the cooking creme…can we sub cream cheese or something with some added spices? Help Jenny…this looks delicious and I want to know! YUM! 🙂

  19. Bev Weidner

    Is there any way at all that I could canoe my way through that casserole and eat as I go? Seriously. I’m dying.

    1. Jenny

      Thanks Sues. Not sure how much of BlogHer I’ll actually be at, but can’t wait to be in that fun city!!

  20. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Jenny what a great recipe..that would make planned leftovers, which is the way I cook: with EXTRA in mind so I dont have to cook again at the next meal. I just…reheat 🙂

    Hope your drive down to San Diego is smooth and traffic-free!

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