Chicken Alfredo Baked Pasta – delicious homemade Alfredo sauce tossed with pasta, cooked chicken and cheese. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or for company
Chicken Alfredo Baked Pasta
Don’t you just love comfort food that’s ready in 30 minutes or less? Me too! That’s why I love cooking this Chicken Alfredo Baked Pasta. It’s delicious, creamy, cheesy with a wonderful texture. Perfect for kids and adults alike. The homemade Alfredo sauce is lower in calories since it doesn’t have any cream and it’s really easy to make.
Perfect for kids and adults alike. The homemade Alfredo sauce is lower in calories since it doesn’t have any cream and it’s really easy to make.
The secret behind this dish is using a good quality freshly grated Parmesan cheese and pepper. It makes a huge difference in flavor and texture. And don’t worry! It takes less than 3 minutes to grate it. My kids don’t notice the pepper inside but it really makes the other flavors pop.
With busy schedules, sometimes I need to make something quick that not only my husband will love, but my kids as well. Creamy chicken with pasta is something that nobody can say no to.
Plus I can do the prep ahead of time so if I return home at 6:30 from soccer practice, I can just pop in my casserole in the oven and have it cooked while my girls are showering or doing homework.
I hope you can try this delicious Chicken Alfredo Baked Pasta at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
Chicken Alfredo Baked Pasta
For Alfredo Sauce:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk hot
- 1 cup Chicken Stock hot
- 1 clove Garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese freshly Grated
- 16 oz Penne or Ziti Pasta
- 1/2 Cooked chicken sliced
- 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
- Parsley chopped
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil
Toss the pasta and cook al dente. About 10 minutes
Meanwhile, place the olive oil on a skillet over low heat
Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Careful no to burn the garlic
Toss in the flour and mix until all the flour is cooked. About 1-2 minutes
Add the milk and stock and mix using a whisk. Let this mixture cook on medium heat until thickened
Add the garlic powder, a bit of salt and pepper
Add the parmesan cheese and mix. Sauce is ready
Cut the chicken strips into smaller chunks
Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the Alfredo sauce, add the chicken and mix
Place this mixture on a casserole pan
Top with mozzarella cheese
Place it under the broiler for 2-4 minutes or until cheese has melted
Sprinkle parsley on top
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