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Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

You will love how easy and delicious this chicken dish is. We love the right amount of pesto flavor too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta bake, pesto chicken, Pesto Chicken Pasta bake
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 740kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta I used mostaccioli
  • 10 ounces diced chicken I used precooked grilled chicken strips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. If using precooked chicken, thaw and diced into small pieces. If using raw chicken cook thoroughly and dice.
  • In a large bowl combine the shredded cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, pesto, whipping cream and parmesan cheese.
  • Add cooked pasta and cooked chicken to the cheese mixture. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Transfer to a greased 9 x 9 casserole baking dish.
  • Combine melted butter and dry bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1526IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 495mg | Iron: 2mg