Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Bake

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • one hour
  • 4 servings

With delicious layers of cheese, pasta, and chicken, this savory recipe truly is a delightful culinary experience. It’s got three types of cheese that melt in the oven creating a fabulous aroma, which will for undoubtedly stir your appetite. We recommend you share it with your friends/family because this one is way too delicious to keep it just for yourself.

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Bake

    10 ounces of pasta shell
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    10 ounces of chicken, diced
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 ½ cups of tomato sauce
    ¼ cup water
    fresh basil leaves
    ½ cup parmesan, shredded
    ½ cup cheddar, shredded
    3.5 ounces of mozzarella, thinly sliced
    fresh parsley

How to Make Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Bake

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, fill about half of it with water, add the pasta shells and cook them according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and season it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook it for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour 1 cup of tomato sauce, add the water, and a few basil leaves.
  4. Stir, add the cooked pasta and the remaining tomato sauce.
  5. Season with salt, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, to reduce the sauce by half.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
  7. Next, place 1/3 of the mixture on the bottom of a baking tray. Top with shredded parmesan and basil leaves.
  8. For the second layer, add the same amount of pasta. Top it with shredded Cheddar.
  9. Finally, add the remaining pasta mixture and top it with the mozzarella.
  10. Slide the tray into the oven and cook it for the next 15 minutes!

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