Bring the comfort of creamy pasta to your table with Chicken Alfredo Casserole. This dish is perfect for family dinners or potlucks, combining rich flavors with ease of preparation. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a pasta lover looking for new recipes, this guide will help you create a delicious meal everyone will enjoy.

Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Ingredients Needed

Gather the following ingredients before you start:

  • Pasta
  • 12 oz penne or fettuccine
  • Chicken
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cheeses
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
  • Optional Add-ins
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup mushroom slices, sautéed

Preparing the Chicken

  1. Season and Cook:
  • Season 2 chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs (suggested: thyme or rosemary).
  • Pan-sear over medium heat until fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F).
  • Let the chicken cool slightly and then shred it into bite-sized pieces.

Preparing the Pasta and Sauce

  1. Cook the Pasta:
  • In a large pot, cook pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
  • Drain and set aside.
  1. Make the Alfredo Sauce:
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Pour in the heavy cream, stirring constantly.
  • Simmer for a few minutes, then gradually add the Parmesan cheese, stirring until the sauce thickens.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Assembling the Casserole

  1. Layering:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, shredded chicken, and Alfredo sauce. Mix well.
  • If using optional add-ins like broccoli, bacon, or mushrooms, mix them in now.
  1. Transfer to Baking Dish:
  • Pour the mixture into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the top with mozzarella cheese and, optionally, cheddar cheese.

Baking Instructions

  1. Bake:
  • Place the casserole in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Optional Customizations

Ingredient Swaps:

  • Use turkey or tofu instead of chicken for a different protein.


  • Incorporate different vegetables like spinach or bell peppers.
  • Add different cheeses like gouda or provolone for extra flavor.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley or basil.
  • Pair with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • Reheat in the oven at 350°F until warmed through, or microwave individual servings for 1-2 minutes, making sure to cover them to retain moisture.


Ready to wow your family or guests with this delicious Chicken Alfredo Casserole? Give it a try and don't forget to share your culinary masterpiece with friends who would love this recipe too!


Enjoy your cooking adventure and happy eating!

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