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February 5, 2014

THREE CHEESE CHICKEN SPINACH ROTINI


Soon, My Darling….Very Soon……



I Am Gonna Throw a Big
Ole Hissy Fit at
Punxsutawney Phil
John Griffiths: In a Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 file photo, Groundhog Club Co-handler John Griffiths holds the weather predicting groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, as he is surrounded by photographers in Punxsutawney, Pa. Groundhog Day coincides with the Super Bowl for the first time on Sunday, Feb. 2, , but Punxsutawney Phil’s people say they don’t expect the big game to steal his early morning spotlight.


Six more weeks of winter.....indeed!
Looks like Luke doesn't mind at all!
 



THREE CHEESE CHICKEN SPINACH ROTINI
10 ounces rotini pasta
2
 T.butter
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4-
 ounces chive and onion cream cheese
1
 cup sour cream
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups
 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
2 cups cooked chicken
1/2 cup fresh tomatoes
Fresh basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat a medium casserole dish with non-stick spray
Cook pasta in salted, boiling water to al dente.
  Drain and set aside.

While pasta is cooking, heat butter in a
 medium sauté pan set to medium heat.  Add in the onion and garlic. Sauté to a crisp stage.  Do not brown.

Add
 in cream cheese and stir to melt.  Reduce heat to low.  Stir in sour cream, milk, and Parmesan cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir until everything is well-combined and melted. Remove from heat.

Combine the pasta, chicken, spinach and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add in the sauce and gently stir to coat.

Pour into the prepared baking dish.
 
Top with the remaining mozzarella. Bake uncovered for about 20 -25
 minutes ... or until casserole is bubbly and beginning to brown.  Top with basil and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

10 comments:

  1. What a comforting dish for those cold nights! Sorry about the weather; my daughter is complaining too! Maybe the apron will brighten your day...I got it sent yesterday to you:-D

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    1. I am still so excited Susan! I am going to attempt to do a wonderful post showcasing your lovely apron and your blog! Thank you again!!

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  2. My mouth is watering. I just happen to have some whole grain rotini. Oh, boy!

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    1. Good morning Snap! Hope you enjoy the recipe on this cold, cold day! Thank you for stopping by love!

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  3. This looks and sounds so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Hey Beth! This may keep you warm up North! You can of course, use any type of pasta you may have on hand! Thank you for stopping by today! Many blessings!

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  4. This looks mouthwatering delicious! I really, really wish I had some fresh basil! I love it. Have a great day!

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    1. Hey Cheryl! You can always use dried basil....hope you try this! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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  5. Oh my. That sounds so delicious!

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    1. Hi Pamela....I do hope you enjoy this recipe! Thank you love!

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