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Make this cheesy ground chicken pasta recipe for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve with a simple side salad and a glass of red wine.

EatingWell.com, September 2021


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large, high-sided skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, stirring often to break up the meat, until cooked through and beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add onion, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and salt; cook, stirring often, until the onion is softened and the tomatoes are breaking down, 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Stir in pasta, broth, marinara and cream; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in spinach (in batches, if necessary), basil and mozzarella; cover and cook until the spinach wilts and the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan, if using.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
410 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 95mg; sodium 469mg; carbohydrates 38g; dietary fiber 6g; protein 24g; sugars 6g; niacin equivalents 6mg; saturated fat 8g; vitamin a iu 2533IU; potassium 831mg.