It's Alive

Another recipe using my living cottage cheese.  This one even required it to be processed which I prepared weeks ago.  
Three Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine 
 Serves 8
Adapted from Cooking Light
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cans mushrooms, drained
  • 2 T. dried onion
  • 1 can spinach, well drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) carton 2% low-fat cottage cheese 
  • 8 cups hot cooked penne (about 16 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
  • 2 cans chicken breast (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided $
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed reduced-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Place cottage cheese in a food processor; process until very smooth. Combine mushrooms, onion, spinach, cottage cheese, pasta, chicken, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, milk, and soup in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
Note: You can cook the pasta mixture in individual eight-ounce ramekins; bake for 15 minutes.


Carrot Jello said...

Did it get up and walk around the room?

Tarnation said...

Pretty much. And I still have some. :)