Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake



Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake

Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake is a delightful, mouthwatering dish that brings together the rich flavors of tender chicken, al dente pasta, and the aromatic essence of pesto. This comforting pasta bake is perfect for cozy family dinners or entertaining guests. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of penne pasta
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup of basil pesto
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Mix until well combined.
  3. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. In a greased baking dish, layer half of the cooked pasta, followed by the creamy chicken mixture, and then the remaining pasta.
  6. Sprinkle some extra mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top for that irresistible golden crust.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake is a cheesy, creamy, and flavorful delight that’s perfect for any occasion. The combination of tender chicken, pesto, and gooey cheese will have your taste buds dancing with joy. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special gathering, this pasta bake is a winner!

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 580

Fat: 34g

Carbohydrates: 38g

Protein: 31g

Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake is a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone satisfied. Its creamy, cheesy goodness combined with the fresh flavors of basil pesto make it a standout dish on any dining table. So, next time you’re craving comfort food with a twist, give this recipe a try and watch it disappear in no time!

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