This simple Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner. Quick to prepare and full of great cheesy flavor!
Keyword chicken pasta, chicken pasta bake, pasta bake
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Dutch Oven or large pot
cast iron skillet
1pounddry penne pasta
16ouncejar prepared alfredo sauce
2cupsbroccoli floretssteamed until just fork tender
2cupscooked shredded chickenI use a rotisserie
1/4cupsun dried tomatoesI get them in jar with olive oil, drain and chop them
1/4teaspoonfresh cracked black pepper
1cupshredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 12 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray. You may also use a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to large pot over low heat. Stir in alfredo sauce, milk, steamed broccoli, cooked chicken, chopped sun dried tomatoes, salt and pepper. Transfer pasta to cast iron skillet. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and hot. Remove from oven and serve pasta warm. Careful with cast iron skillet, as it stays hot for a while after removing from oven.