Creamy Caesar Chicken Pasta Bake

A friend of ours had us over for dinner and made this delicious dish. Needless to say I had to have the recipe. She’s one of those that just naturally knows how to throw things together and have it all work perfectly. I am not one of those. I need a recipe to follow :) This recipe is derived from what she remembered putting in the dish and what I was able to collaborate from googling various renditions of this recipe. The version below is perfect for a family of 4 with minimal to zero leftovers. Thank you, Katherine, for this new addition to our meal “rotation”!

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces Uncooked Pasta
    (I used Rigatoni, my fav)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
    (I cooked mine in a skillet with garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper and onion powder)
  • 1 cup creamy caesar salad dressing
    (I used Ken’s)
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 cups Caesar Croutons
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  • Cook your chicken however you like. I diced mine up, seasoned with garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper then threw it in a skillet.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°
  • Cook your pasta according to package directions.
  • Combine all of your ingredients, minus the croutons and parmesan cheese, in a large bowl.
  • Add your finished pasta.
  • Pour your mixture into a 2 qt casserole dish, no need to grease it prior.
  • Top your dish with croutons and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until your croutons are golden brown.

Serves about 3-4 people, depending on the people and how much those people eat.
Personally, I could eat half of this thing on a “hungry” day :)

Before it went in the oven

After it came out of the oven

Enjoy

 

Comments

  1. 3

    Vanessa says

    It’s in the oven, cant wait to taste and see what our guests say. Thanks for posting. I absolutely love yor page!

  2. 5

    Lauren says

    I have super picky kids – we are talking a two and a three year old that won’t eat anything but chicken nuggets and hot dogs. Made this last night and they both gobbled it up! Total score and great for a busy working mom. Thanks so much – love your site!

  3. 7

    says

    This looks amazing! I have pinned your recipe and will definitely be making this in the next week or so!! I wish I had seen it sooner because it would have been on my menu for this week!!

    Stopping by from OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan!

  4. 11

    says

    Oh wow! This looks delicious! I am pinning to add some variation! Chicken is used a lot around here but we get tired of the same old thing! Found my way over from Laura at OrgJunkie. Have a great week!

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  1. […] I had the privilege of cooking dinner on Friday for a girlfriend who had just had a baby.  I also got to have some newborn baby snuggles and I’m telling you boy do I miss those!  My youngest is 8 and snuggles don’t come often anymore unless of course I bride him which believe me I’m totally not above doing.  So back to the dinner I made.  It’s a family favorite of ours and since I snapped some pictures with my iPhone for Instagram I thought I’d share them here too.  The recipe is called Creamy Caesar Chicken Pasta Bake. […]

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