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Cheesy Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Bake

Cheesy Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Bake is a delicious baked pasta recipe with tons of cheese, chicken and pesto flavor. It's the perfect easy recipe for busy weeknights that your kids will absolutely adore!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked spaghetti recipe, baked spaghetti with chicken, chicken pasta bake, chicken spaghetti bake, easy baked spaghetti, easy baked spaghetti recipe, pasta bake recipe, pesto pasta recipe, pesto spaghetti, spaghetti bake recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 433kcal


  • Oven


  • 1 lb dry spaghetti noodles
  • 1 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup milk I used skim
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella balls Ciliegine
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water. Place noodles back into pot.
  • Add pesto, milk, chicken, salt, garlic salt, and pepper, stirring to combine. 
  • Transfer half of the spaghetti to baking dish then add mozzarella balls. Add remaining spaghetti then top with shredded mozzarella. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 693IU | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 1mg