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Easy Caprese Pasta Bake Recipe

This Easy Caprese Pasta Bake is the perfect dish for all your pasta lovers. If you love anything Caprese, you are going to LOVE this recipe. It's so cheesy and creamy with the perfect amount of texture. This recipe is always a hit at family dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: Baked dinner, chicken pasta, Easy Pasta Recipe, pasta recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 289kcal

Equipment

  • large pot
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces penne pasta 1 box
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • cups chicken broth divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Fresh sliced Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add noodles and boil for 5 minutes, then run under cold water to stop additional cooking.
  • In a bowl, combine cooked noodles, chicken, tomatoes, basil, 1 cup chicken broth, garlic, powder, garlic salt, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Add noodle mixture and spread evenly in pan.
  • Top with sliced mozzarella cheese, covering the top as much as you can.
  • Drizzle top of casserole with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble and turn golden brown.

Notes

  • Any kind of noodles can work in this recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg