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Baked penne pasta smothered in creamy alfredo sauce and loaded with mozzarella and cream cheese. Perfect for a make-ahead weeknight meal.
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  1. What is Chicken Alfredo Bake
  2. Our Easy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
  3. Chicken Alfredo Bake Ingredients
  4. How to Make Chicken Alfredo Bake
  5. Making Chicken Alfredo Bake In Advance
  6. How to store Chicken Alfredo Bake
  7. What to Serve with Chicken Alfredo Bake
  8. More Casserole Recipes You'll Love
  9. Chicken Alfredo Bake Recipe

This Chicken Alfredo Bake is insanely delicious. Baked penne pasta smothered in creamy alfredo sauce and loaded with mozzarella and cream cheese… need I say more?

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What is Chicken Alfredo Bake

Chicken Alfredo Bake is similar to the traditional chicken alfredo pasta, but baked in a casserole dish. 

We love this dish for so many reasons. First, alfredo sauce is one of my kids favorite pasta dishes. Second, I can make a big batch of this in the afternoon and throw it in the oven right before we are ready to eat! Finally, leftovers! There are always leftovers and they make a great lunch the next day or dinner another night during the week! 

Our Easy Chicken Alfredo Casserole

You’ll start out exactly as if you were making a regular alfredo. First, making the noodles. Next, making the sauce and chicken. Then, you’ll put it all together to bake it in the oven!

It’s that simple, and in no time you’ll have a delicious, cheesy casserole that your family will go crazy for. Continue reading to see the exact instructions as well as the ingredients you’ll need to make this awesome supper dish!

Chicken Alfredo Bake Ingredients

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to make your Chicken Alfredo Bake. It’s a rather long list, but don’t let that scare you! I bet you’ll have quite a few of these items in the house already!

  • Penne pasta
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Garlic
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Flour
  • Black pepper
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Whole milk
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Chicken breast
chicken alfredo bake in a baking pan

CHEATERS TIP: If you are looking for a shortcut, you can opt-out of making your own sauce and use a jar of alfredo sauce! 

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How to Make Chicken Alfredo Bake

Prepare pasta to al dente and set aside.

al dente pasta

In Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add cream cheese. Use a whisk to stir.

cream cheese with butter mixed in a pan

Add minced garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. Whisk until mixed and butter/cream cheese are melted.

adding minced garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and Italian seasoning to the pan

Add flour and mix well. Add the heavy whipping cream one cup at a time, continue to stir. Add milk.

add milk to the pan

Add one cup of mozzarella cheese and one cup of parmesan cheese – stir to mix and melt.

add mozzarella and parmesan cheese to the pan

Once all the sauce is melted – stir in chicken and pasta.

add chicken and pasta to the pan

Pour in 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.

pour the mixture to the baking dish

Top with remaining one cup of mozzarella and ½ cup of parmesan cheese.

top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese

Bake for 10-15ish minutes to melt cheese. Turn on the broiler for a couple minutes to brown.

baked chicken alfredo bake

Making Chicken Alfredo Bake In Advance

I know I have mentioned how much I love this recipe for its easiness, but what if I told you it can get even easier? I love to make this recipe in advance, freeze it, and pop it in the oven on the night when I’m ready to serve it. This saves me even more time on busy school nights.

If you want to make it in advance and freeze it for later you have a couple of options. You can follow all of the instructions above, and freeze it after baking. Then, when you’re ready to serve it you simply let it thaw and reheat it in the microwave or oven.

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Alternatively, you can follow all instructions up until the point of baking and freeze it unbaked. Then when you are ready to serve it, you will want to let it thaw and follow the instructions from the point of baking until the end.

How to store Chicken Alfredo Bake

If you make it in advance you can store it in the freezer until you are ready to serve! Another option is to make this one day in advance and simply store it in the fridge overnight, and bake it the next day!

As for the leftovers, you can simply put a lid on it or put tin foil over the pan and store it in the fridge.

What to Serve with Chicken Alfredo Bake

There are so many great options that pair well with this Chicken Alfredo Bake! I love to make yummy garlic bread or our Easy Cheese Stuffed Garlic Rolls rolls as a bread option.

Another great addition to this dish is to start out with a garden salad or to pair some roasted veggies or green beans on the side.

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Chicken Alfredo Bake

Serves — 8
Baked penne pasta smothered in creamy alfredo sauce and loaded with mozzarella and cream cheese. Perfect for a make-ahead weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Baking Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces box penne pasta
  • 5 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded, divided
  • cups parmesan shredded, divided
  • 2 cups chicken breast shredded or chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare pasta to al dente and set aside.
  • In Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add cream cheese. Use a whisk to stir.
  • Add minced garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. Whisk until mixed and butter/cream cheese are melted.
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Add heavy whipping cream one cup at a time, continue to stir. Add milk.
  • Add one cup of mozzarella cheese and one cup of parmesan cheese – stir to mix and melt.
  • Once all the sauce is melted – stir in chicken and pasta.
  • Pour in 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Top with remaining one cup of mozzarella and ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Bake for 10-15ish minutes to melt cheese. Turn on the broiler for a couple minutes to brown.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 778kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1742IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 518mg | Iron: 2mg

This Chicken Alfredo Casserole recipe is a lifesaver. It is just so easy and the whole family absolutely loves it. Throwing this together on a busy night at home means we can still have a hearty and delicious family dinner!

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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