Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

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Chicken and penne pasta simmer together in a garlicky, creamy broth, and are quickly baked between cheesy layers of Parmesan and mozzarella. Top with fresh parsley as desired.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
32 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 11x17-inch bake

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add broth and heavy cream; stir in pasta and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Grease an 11x17-inch baking pan.

  3. Pour 1/2 the pasta mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/2 the Parmesan cheese and 1/2 the mozzarella cheese over the pasta. Layer remaining pasta on top; finish with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
28g Fat
30g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 616mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 340mg 26%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 219mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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