Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake – Layers of cheesy penne noodles topped with layers of a creamy flavorful sauce filled with chopped rotisserie chicken.
Nothing says comfort food like a plate of cheesy pasta, salad, and bread! That’s what I have for you today folks! This Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake has all the makings of an easy dinner. It uses a rotisserie chicken, and we all know we love these!
Using a rotisserie chicken in this recipe is not mandatory, but man does it ever make your life easier. Plus, they are packed with so much flavor already and so very affordable and convenient!
Just how easy is this Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake?
- All you do is boil your pasta and make your sauce with most ingredients you probably already have.
- Mix your warm pasta with the cheeses, parsley, and salt.
- Layer it up, top with cheese, and bake!
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- 16 oz penne noodles
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tsp creole seasoning
- 4 cups diced rotisserie chicken
- 1 1/2 tsp basil paste*
- 2 (10 oz) cans of cream of chicken
- 1/3 cup milk
- 12 oz. small curd cottage cheese
- 3 cups shredded colby jack, divided
- 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat.
- Add chopped onions and bell peppers. Saute until onions are translucent, about 8-10 minutes. Season with creole seasoning.
- Add diced chicken and basil paste. Stir to combine.
- Add cream of chicken and milk and stir. Cook over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix cooked penne pasta, cottage cheese, 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack, parsley, and salt.
- In a large casserole dish, layer half of the pasta mixture followed by half of the chicken mixture. Repeat and then top with remaining 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese.
- Bake at 350 degreese covered for 30 minutes and then uncover and bake 15 more minutes.
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