Want an easy dinner idea? This creamy chicken pasta bake rocks socks! Yeah, baby! It’s one of our favorite 30 minute dinner ideas. That leaves more time for things like, you know, chocolate and wine and Netflix
Chicken Alfredo Bake Recipe
Call me a cooking dork, but there is just something about cutting up fresh basil and garlic and shredding fresh parmesan cheese that just puts me in a happy spot.
My daughter and I were actually talking about our weird affinity for chopping things. We both love chopping and dicing herbs and veggies, except onions but who likes chopping onions. It’s a way that spend quality time in the kitchen together.
Ready to rock your pasta? Check out these tools of magic that you need to make your chicken alfredo bake!
MAGICAL COOKING TOOLS FOR YOUR EASY CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA BAKE
- Pasta Pot with Strainer
- Pastasaurus Pasta Server
- 13×9 Baking Dish (Or 13×9 Aluminum Pans for Freezer Meals)
- Measuring Cups
- Chef Knife
How to Make Chicken Alfredo: FAQs and TIPS
Can I use jarred alfredo sauce? In a rush, no problemo. You sure can make chicken alfredo with jarred sauce. We really love Bertolli Alfredo Sauce.
Is this recipe gluten free? This recipe is not gluten free, but make these 2 changes and like magic gluten free chicken alfredo bake:
- Use our homemade alfredo sauce (it’s super easy, cheesy and 3 steps)
- Use your favorite gluten free pasta
Can I use other meat in this dish? This recipe calls for chicken breasts, but you can use any cut of chicken. Chicken thighs are really tasty too!
What types of pasta works best in this recipe? The great thing about this easy chicken alfredo is that you can use literally ANY kind of pasta. Penne, fettucine, spaghetti, macaroni. Mix and match. Have fun with!
Can I freeze this chicken alfredo recipe? This recipe makes a great freezer meal. Just make it like you normally do, but pour it into an 13×9 aluminum pan with a lid. Just put the cheeses on top, and freeze.
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Chicken Alfredo Baked Spaghetti
- 1 Box Spaghetti
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Cup Milk
- 8 oz Parmesan Cheese (Divided)
- 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 Pound Chicken Breasts
- 1 Tbsp Freshly Diced Basil (with some left for garnish)
- 4 Cloves of Garlic
- Garlic Powder (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Splash of Olive Oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Follow the directions for my Easy Alfredo Sauce here
- Bowl water and place full box of gluten free spaghetti and cook until al dente and drain (regular works well too)
- Cube the chicken, and in a hot pan cook until outside are browned. Season with pepper and garlic powder. Set aside.
- In a 13X9 baking dish, combine the chicken, spaghetti, and alfredo sauce. Spread out to make a thin layer.
- Coat with remaining parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until the cheese is all melted.
- Remove and serve!
Easy dinner idea done in less than 30 minutes. Gluten free options too! Want to make this meal for a large crowd? Just double or triple the recipe and freeze!
Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake Loaded with Cheesy Alfredo
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 728mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 22g
Easy dinner idea done in less than 30 minutes. Gluten free options too!
Want to make this meal for a large crowd? Just double or triple the recipe and freeze!
James Robert says
I have always cheated and used the stuff in the jar. You can see the difference, it looks amazing
Ashley Sears says
No more of that now 🙂 It’s ridiculously easy to make this sauce, and it’s virtually fool proof.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I love how easy this is to make. It sounds awesome!!
There is nothing better than homemade alfredo and this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
That’s such a yummy looking dish. I’ve been thinking of going gluten-free, and if this is what I can look forward to, I’m all for it!
This is SO going on the menu this week. Thanks for sharing this!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I could eat chicken every day, all day, but it gets boring eating the same dishes over and over again. This looks so dang good!
Mandie Stevens says
Yummy. I eat a lot of chicken and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. I will have to try this.
Alfredo sauce, as evil as it is, is one of my favorite things. This sounds delicious!
Jesica H says
I love recipes like this. Easy and something the family will enjoy.
Megan @mnmspecial says
I have a daughter that requests alfredo every week. I am going to try this out and see if I can work it into the rotation more to make her happy.
Amy Desrosiers says
I had a chance to try this chicken last week and it was amazing! I made an organic chicken salad with it!
Those chicken breasts look amazing. I have avoided chicken lately because the meat doesn’t look good to me but that looks nice and white. I am definitely going to have to try it! The recipe sounds great.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks so delicious. I will have to try this recipe this weekend. I am sure my family will love it.
Melissa Roy says
This looks so delicious! I love the ease of casseroles.
Oh wow, this sounds and looks amazing. I have a soft-spot for alfredo. YUMMY! Thanks so much for sharing.
Liz Mays says
Oh that looks really good. I need to try out that chicken since I avoid one of the popular brands.
This looks delicious! Craving pasta now for dinner! 🙂
Marina John says
Yummy! If this taste even half as good as it looks… I’m sold!
Sarah Marturano says
This looks amazing! Perfect weeknight “go-to” recipe!
wow. now that looks amazing!!!! yummmm
Amber Edwards says
Oh how I love a good Chicken alfredo! It’s like the ultimate comfort food! What a fantastic recipe! Yum!
jen temcio says
I just love fresh basil! I wonder if they have harvestland at my local stores? It is so important to eat top quality meats!
Ashley Sears says
We grow our own basil during the summer. It adds so much flavor to everything!
This looks so easy to make and so yummy! I’m pinning this to put it on our menu plan.
Ashley Sears says
Awesome! Let me know how your family likes it!
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
Sounds delicious! I will have to try this recipe out!
Lauren Elise says
oh that looks really really good! I’m going to have to try this soon!
Ashley Sears says
It’s in the oven now, but this recipe never said where the milk or basil fit in, so I winged it. Also, the specified brand of chicken comes in many different sized packages.. It smells great, though!