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Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake

Sharing one of my favorite pasta bake recipes today! My Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner for busy nights.

Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

Bring on the pasta bake recipes for dinner!! Some of my favorite recipes to develops are quick and easy dinners. This pasta has all of my favorite BBQ Chicken Pizza flavors all baked up in a baking dish of pasta. Give yourself about 30 minutes and this dinner will be on your kitchen table.  Hope you enjoy!

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Pasta Bake Recipe

Pasta Bake

Start by sautéing chopped red onion in a large dutch oven. Add some fresh corn kernels, BBQ sauce, cream, cooked pasta and chopped cilantro.

Pasta Bake

Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Chicken Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

Top with sliced grilled chicken.

Pasta Bake

Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Pasta Bake

Bake for about 20 minutes and enjoy!

Baked Penne Pasta

Pasta Bake

Tips For Quick and Easy Dinner Time

  • Keep your pantry PACKED with basics like frozen veggies, dressings or vinaigrettes, spices, pasta, rice e.t.c.
  • When  grocery shopping, have a list so you don’t forget anything.
  • Set up a meal plan for the whole week when possible. It helps with organization.
  • Utilize leftovers! They can be used for next day’s lunch or dinner OR if there are a lot of leftovers, you can do some meal prep for the next few days. You can also freeze leftovers to enjoy later.
  • Make a simple salad to complete your quick dinner.  To save time, buy pre-washed/ pre-chopped vegetable packets.
  • We go through lots of rotisserie chicken in outhouse that helps make dinner time a breeze.  Keeping your refrigerator stocked with your family’s favorite foods help throw together quick meals.  Trader Joe’s has been a lifesaver too.  No shame in purchasing their amazing freezer items.  The kids love it.  I doctor them up a bit and they make great dinner ideas!
Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pasta dishes, bbq chicken, best pasta recipes, cheesy pasta bake, chicken and pasta bake, chicken pasta bake, easy pasta bake, pasta bake, pasta bake recipe, pasta recipe, pasta recipes, penne, penne pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 561 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 pound dry mini penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared BBQ sauce
  • 1/3 cup half and half or whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 large chicken breasts sliced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and corn, cook and stir for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in BBQ sauce and cream, stirring to combine. Season with salt and pepper, then add cooked pasta, stirring to combine. Transfer to baking dish, top with cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 951mg41%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 266mg27%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Deon says:

    This looks so delish yet so easy! In your written recipe, you don’t indicate that the chicken should be grilled before adding, nor do you indicate when it should be added. I know that you included that information in the body of the post, but for pinners, etc, you may wish to edit your recipe card. Anywho, thanks for a winner of a casserole!

  2. 2

    Yum!! I love anything bbq’d!! This pasta bake is such a good idea 🙂

  3. 3

    This looks so comforting and good!

  4. 4

    WHat a great idea…we’re all about casseroles in my house!

  5. 5

    Pizza & pasta together in one casserole?! Diving in!

  6. 6

    Wonderful share. Can’t take my eyes off. Its so mouthwatering!!!

  7. 7

    This is amazing. I want about fifteen servings of it. 🙂

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    BBQ Chicken pizza is one of my absolute favorite pizzas- I never would have thought to combine it with pasta! Holy moly, Jenny!

  10. 10
    Gaby says:

    Whoa! This is a genius flavor combo!

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    Calie says:

    What an amazing dish. I love it. It is so suitable for a wonderful dinner. Thank you 🙂

  13. 13

    Love the sound of BBQ chicken pizza in pasta form!

  14. 14
    Anne says:

    Thank for sharing ! Perfect weeknight dinner for busy nights

  15. 15
    Mia says:

    Can’t take my eyes off. Its so mouthwatering!!! Thank for sharing !

  16. 16

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  17. 17
    melanie says:

    Made it tonight – my husband doesnt like chicken and he ate two big helpings. Fantastic – thank you!!!

  18. 18
    aolmail says:

    What an amazing dish. I love it. It is so suitable for a wonderful dinner.
    Thank many

  19. 19

    Nice and Lovely recipe. I think i will make it easily. thanks for sharing this recipe

  20. 20
    fnaf 5 says:

    Very useful info, thanks

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