Quick Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Chicken Pasta Bake

 

Sometimes I get so bored of the same thing every week when it comes to cooking. So I like to venture out and try new things, sometimes it works out good and other times it was a Major Fail!  I make a beef pasta bake, so I thought it was about time to try a Chicken Pasta Bake. Now this might sound a bit weird, but I don’t normally eat chicken with a tomato based sauce. I actually don’t think I ever really have so I was a bit nervous on how this would taste, but it was really good and I love how quick and easy it is to make!

So, if this looks appetizing to you, then just follow the recipe below for a quick dinner. I ended up cooking the chicken in a skillet, as I didn’t have any leftover chicken handy. This recipe would work well with leftover chicken too, so if you have some on hand, feel free to use that!

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This is also a great “company dish”. To make it look pretty on the table without having to transfer it to a separate serving dish, you can bake it in a pretty 9×13 casserole dish like this one from Cuisinart. I love the bright red on the outside with the white inside to show off the food.

Quick Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Package of Chicken (I used tenderloins) Cooked and diced. If you have pre-cooked chicken on hand you can use that.
  • 1 box of pasta ( I used Ziti I think but any works)
  • 2 Jars of Ragu Mama’s Special Garden Sauce ( or whatever sauce your family likes)
  • 1 package of Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded cheese
  • Optional: Parmesan Cheese to Top when done

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pan cook your pasta as indicated on box. Also if you have raw chicken, dice it up and cook it in a skillet until it is done.
  3. Once your pasta is done, drain and put back in the pan you cooked it in. Take your cream cheese and dump it as well as the jars of pasta sauce in with the noodles. Stir until well mixed and cheese is melted good.
  4. Next drop in your diced cooked chicken. Pour into a 9×13 greased pan, and top the pasta bake with the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Put in the oven and bake until the cheese on top in nice and golden brown. Mine took around 30-40 minutes.
  6. Once done pan out and top with parmesan cheese if you would like!

Chicken Pasta Bake

 

You can serve with garlic bread, salad, or whatever you would like. Refrigerate leftovers :-)! My husband enjoyed this recipe and agreed it was a nice switch from the regular chicken recipes I do. I recently started cooking more with cream cheese and I am just shocked out how creamy it makes the food, and really adds more depth! I hope you and your family like this recipe I created :-)!

 

Quick Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Package of Chicken (I used tenderloins) Cooked and diced. If you have pre-cooked chicken on hand you can use that.
  • 1 box of pasta ( I used Ziti I think but any works)
  • 2 Jars of Ragu Mama’s Special Garden Sauce ( or whatever sauce your family likes)
  • 1 package of Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded cheese
  • Optional: Parmesan Cheese to Top when done

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pan cook your pasta as indicated on box. Also if you have raw chicken, dice it up and cook it in a skillet until it is done.
  3. Once your pasta is done, drain and put back in the pan you cooked it in. Take your cream cheese and dump it as well as the jars of pasta sauce in with the noodles. Stir until well mixed and cheese is melted good.
  4. Next drop in your diced cooked chicken. Pour into a 9×13 greased pan, and top the pasta bake with the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Put in the oven and bake until the cheese on top in nice and golden brown. Mine took around 30-40 minutes.
  6. Once done pan out and top with parmesan cheese if you would like!
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Comments

  1. This sounds so yummy! My son loves chicken so this could be a winner with him! ( I love the cream cheese!)

  2. I’ve never tried doing this with cream cheese. Sounds delicious.

  3. That looks like a delicious dinner option! One that my family might actually eat! And i love the addition of chicken in it!

  4. Alaina Bullock says:

    I see what I am making for dinner tonight! This looks delicious, and I love that it seems quick and easy to make! Adding the recipe to my book now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This looks delicious. Since the heat wave broke I am going to give it a go.

  6. Looks delish, I love chicken and pasta.

  7. This looks yummy! I love pasta and will have to try this one!

  8. That sounds amazing! Totally saving this for later!

  9. this was just so so it was lacking something it was a little to dry but we will try it again it is something we can work with …thanks

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