Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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12 ounces frozen breaded chicken tenders
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
2 1/2 cups water
4 cups milk
16 ounces short pasta ( such as penne )
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp ranch powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese ( divided use )
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 ounces cream cheese ( cut into cubes )
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce ( plus 2 tbsp for garnish )
1/4 cup diced celery
2 tbsp sliced green onions
cooking spray
Nutritions

Calories
334

Sodium
916mg
38% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
32g
64% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

Just like your favorite decadent spinach and artichoke dip, this cheesy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole is rich, creamy, and full of garlicky flavor! With three different types of cheese, pasta, chicken, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, Alfredo sauce, and a buttery Parmesan breadcrumb topping, this dish is an easy dinner that tastes like a special restaurant meal. Serve the casserole with a simple green salad and a side of garlic bread for the ultimate family supper!

4 oz dry penne pasta
15 oz jar Alfredo sauce
8 oz cream cheese
2 t minced garlic
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t grated lemon zest ( plus 1 T lemon juice )
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 c cooked shredded chicken
2 cans quartered artichoke hearts ( 14 ounces each )
2 c fresh baby spinach
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
1 T salted butter
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish (such as 11 x 7-inch or deep 8-inch or 9-inch square); set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to...
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Nutritions

Calories
807

Sodium
843mg
35% DV

Fat
44g
67% DV

Protein
53g
107% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
17g
70% DV