directions almost exactly. The second time I modified it a little, and I thought it was even better. My girls in particular gobbled this up. :-)
13-15oz box multigrain penne pasta (or whatever pasta you want really)
1 T olive oil
1 small onion or 1/2 a large, diced
10oz fresh spinach
1 lb chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (omit for vegetarian)
1 can Italian style diced tomatoes
8oz container chive and onion cream cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook pasta according to directions. Put your spinach in the food processor and pulse until no more big pieces are left. I also did this to my tomatoes since they were large pieces. In a small skillet, sautee your onion in the oil until soft. In a large bowl, combine pasta, onion, spinach, chicken, tomatoes, cream cheese, and salt and pepper. Spoon into a sprayed 9x13 casserole dish. Sprinkle top with mozzarella. Bake covered at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and then uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes.
This is a great prepare ahead of time meal you can put in the fridge and pop in the oven before serving. Add 10-15 minutes on to the covered bake time if you bake it directly out of the fridge.