Finlandia Cheddar Tuscan Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe & Giveaway

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When I think Fall, I think comfort foods. Recipes that are savory, include hearty herbs and are oozing with cheese.

Finlandia Cheese, with over 150 years of master cheese making experience, has a variety of flavors that offer endless culinary possibilities. You’ll find the robust flavors and superior melting quality of Finlandia varieties a gratifying solution to another night at home.

I like that I can get a number of varieties in one package at Costco, and this evening I made a pasta bake with Finlandia Cheddar that was simple but flavorful.

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Finlandia Cheddar Tuscan Chicken Pasta Bake

serves 4

12 oz of dry mini penne noodles
1 can of cream of chicken soup
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp Mrs. Dash® Tomato Basil Garlic Seasoning Blend
2 oz Grated Parmesan Cheese
6 slices of Finlandia Cheddar Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cook penne noodles and drain.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the soup with the noodles while they are still warm. Put the noodle mixture in an 11×7 casserole dish.

4. Combine the seasoning and parmesan cheese together and coat the chicken breasts in the mixture. Place on top of the noodles in the casserole dish.

5. Cover the chicken and noodles with the slices of Finlandia Cheddar Cheese.

6. Bake for 30 minutes.

Ariane Duarte, of Bravo’s Top Chef and owner/executive chef of the award-winning CulinAriane restaurant advise that one of her real secrets is knowing that all cheese is not created equal. She says: “Whether I’m choosing ingredients for the restaurant or for my family, quality is my first concern. So when I’m choosing cheese, I prefer Finlandia. Regardless of the cheese type, all Finlandia cheeses are all natural, hormone-free and naturally lactose-free, and I especially like the superior taste and end results when used in my recipes.” So do I Ariane, so do I!

So take a tip for Ariane and consider inviting your neighbors to an old-fashioned fondue party or create an intimate “night-in” with that special someone while serving savories like Mushroom Swiss Tartlets, Prosciutto & Grilled Cheese with Olive Tapenade or Swiss Chipotle Mac & Cheese. To see those recipes as well as additional ones, be sure to visit

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45 thoughts on “Finlandia Cheddar Tuscan Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe & Giveaway

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