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  1. Penne with Chicken, Butternut Squash & Spinach

Penne with Chicken, Butternut Squash & Spinach

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4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

This simple-to-prepare pasta dish is sure to be a hit!

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  • Cook pasta and squash in boiling water 10 to 12 min. or just until pasta is tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, onions and garlic; cook and stir 6 to 8 min. or until chicken is evenly browned.
  • Drain pasta mixture, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add reserved water to chicken mixture in skillet; stir to scrape browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add spinach; cook and stir 1-1/2 min. or just until spinach begins to wilt.
  • Add pasta mixture, dressing and crushed pepper to chicken mixture; mix lightly. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese.

Special Extra

Add 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil to chicken mixture with the pasta mixture, dressing and crushed pepper.


To save time, buy already peeled and seeded cut butternut squash.


  • 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

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Nutrition Bonus

Help your friends and family eat right with this great-tasting dish. And as a bonus, the squash and spinach both provide an excellent source of vitamin A per serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Calories 440
% Daily Value
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 380mg
Carbohydrate 55g
Dietary fibre 9g
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 130 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 40 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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