Pasta Casserole Recipe

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Bella Modified: December 27, 2021
Pasta Casserole Recipe

How To Make Pasta Casserole Recipe

Try this cheesy and filling pasta casserole for an easy baked dish! Its made with tender chicken, penne pasta, and a rich cream sauce, for a tasty bite.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Pasta:

  • 10ozdried penne pasta
  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1tbspranch seasoning,or dressing mix

For Sauce:

  • 2tbspsalted butter
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 2tbspranch seasoning,or dressing mix
  • ½tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2cupheavy whipping cream
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated
  • ¼tspblack pepper

For Topping:

  • 1cupmozzarella cheese
  • 4slicesbacon,cooked, chopped
  • parsley,freshly chopped, optional

Instructions

Pasta:

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook penne pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Season chicken pieces with ranch seasoning. Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray.

  3. Cook chicken in prepared skillet over medium-high heat for about 10 to 12 minutes until no longer pink in center.

  4. Remove chicken from skillet and onto a large plate. Tent with foil to keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet clean.

Sauce:

  1. Add butter to skillet and melt it over medium heat. Once melted, add garlic and stir for about 1 minute until fragrant. Whisk in ranch seasoning and flour. Cook for 30 seconds whisking constantly.

  2. Slowly whisk in heavy whipping cream. Continue to cook and stir for 1 minute or until mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese until it completely melts. Season sauce with pepper.

  3. Add drained cooked pasta and cooked chicken to ranch sauce in skillet. Stir to combine.

  4. Pour this mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking pan. Top with Mozzarella cheese and chopped bacon.

  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

  7. Serve with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1337.61kcal
  • Fat: 93.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 51.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.74g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.58g
  • Fiber: 2.88g
  • Sugar: 6.43g
  • Protein: 60.38g
  • Cholesterol: 340.47mg
  • Sodium: 1079.19mg
  • Calcium: 743.79mg
  • Potassium: 677.12mg
  • Iron: 3.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 756.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.25mg
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