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Servings: 6

One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Spinach Pasta Recipe

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Spinach Pasta Recipe - a simple and delicious weeknight dinner, ready in under 30 minutes. Made With Barilla Pronto - One Pan, No Boil, No Drain Penne pasta.
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  • 1 box Barilla Pronto Penne pasta — (12 oz/340g)
  • 3 cups water — (or you can substitute 2 cups water + 1 cup chicken stock)
  • 1 lb chicken breast — , chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper to taste — (I used 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper)
  • 1 jar Barilla Marinara Sauce — (12 oz)
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes — (optional)
  • 2 cups spinach — (packed)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a deep pot (or Dutch oven) combine pasta, water and chicken. Add oregano and pinch of salt . Water needs to cover the pasta.
  2. Turn burner on high and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Cook for a few additional minutes, if the water has not been absorbed and chicken has not been fully cooked.
  3. Remove from heat and add sauce, cream cheese, more salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and oregano. Stir so the cream cheese and sauce can incorporate. Add spinach. Cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add Parmesan cheese on top. Taste and add more salt if needed. Serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 216, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 320mg, Potassium: 392mg, Carbohydrates: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 1160%, Vitamin C: 3.7%, Calcium: 140%, Iron: 0.7%