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Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole Recipe

With only 6 ingredients, this Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole comes together in minutes and makes the perfect busy weeknight meal. It's a dish your whole family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Parmesan, baked pasta, Best Casserole Recipe, Easy Family Dinner
Servings: 8
Calories: 334kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • colander
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces penne pasta 1 package, (or any pasta - whole wheat works great for this recipe too!)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 26 ounces marinara sauce 1 jar
  • cups shredded Mozzarella cheese divided
  • ½ cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese divided
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a deep 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set dish aside.
  • Cook pasta al dente, as directed on package.
  • Drain pasta and place in a large bowl.
  • Add in shredded chicken and marinara sauce (add more sauce if needed).
  • Mix well.
  • Dump half of the pasta/chicken mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Top with half of the mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the basil.
  • Repeat layers with remaining items.
  • Place casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and casserole is heated through.

Notes

  • Any type of pasta will work for this dish – I like penne pasta, but bowtie (farfalle) noodles are great, ziti noodles are delicious, and I have even used elbow macaroni! Use what you have available.

Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2mg