Diva Tasting: Artichoke Penne Alfredo…

Artichoke Penne Alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Penne, Cooked To Package Instructions
  • 1 Small Jar Alfredo Sauce
  • 2 Cups Evaporated Milk, Divided
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tub (8 Oz.) Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 Cans (14 Oz. Each) Artichoke Hearts, Drained, Chopped
  • 2 Sm Pkg Frozen Spinach Thawed And Squeezed Dry
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, Divided
  • 3 Pkg. (8 Oz.) Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses, Divided
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 375º F. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Put one cup of Evaporated milk and Alfredo Sauce in a sauce pan on medium low, and whisk. Whisk in remaining milk and garlic.
  • Gradually add to cream cheese spread in skillet, stirring after each addition until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended.
  • Add artichokes, spinach and 1/4 cup Parmesan; mix lightly. Drain pasta. Add to artichoke mixture; mix well. Spoon half into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Top with combined bread crumbs and remaining Parmesan. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until pasta mixture is heated through and top is golden brown.
  • Serve with Garlic Toast and Mediterranean Salad with vinaigrette. 

Variation: Add 4 cups of rotisserie chicken shredded for additional protein.

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