This quick chicken pasta casserole is made with just 4 ingredients in under 30 minutes and makes the perfect comforting weeknight meal!
Looking for something quick and easy for dinner and only requires 4 simple but Delicious ingredients? well, you’ve come to the right place.
This delicious pasta casserole is one of our favorite quick weeknight dinners. It’s super easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients to make and comes together in just 30 minutes.
What you Will Need
Pre-cooked chicken: Leftover chicken works great in this dish and is a great way to use up leftover chicken. Pre-cooked frozen chicken or Reotrtossire chicken also works perfectly.
I used chicken but that’s optional and the dish would still work very well without it. I usually use the frozen grilled chicken when making this ahead of time because I can just mix all the ingredients and place them in the casserole dish.
Pasta sauce: To bind this dish together and bring out the flavor you will need pasta sauce (aka marinara, pizza sauce). This is where you can get really creative and make the dish your own. You can use meat-based sauce or any type of pasta sauce you like.
Pasta: Rotini, penni, or any type of short cut pasta will work with this dish. Be sure to put the pasta to boil before doing anything else as it takes the longest to cook.
Cheese: Now let’s talk about the cheese. Shredded mozzarella works best for this dish to but any type of melting cheese will work. You can also top the cheese with a few tablespoons of shredded parmesan if desired.
HOW TO PREP AHEAD OF TIME
This dish is perfect if you work or go to school and don’t have lots of time to make dinner because it can be prepared ahead of time or the night before and then baked as needed. I usually prepare this dish at night and place it in the fridge and then just pop it in the oven when it was time for dinner the next day.
4 Ingredient Chicken Pasta casserole
- 2 cups Leftover frozen or pre-cooked chicken
- 1 Jar Marinara sauce
- 4 cups any type cooked pasta, drained
- 1-1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
Combine pre-cooked pasta, chicken, and marinara sauce; Pour into prepared baking dish.
Top with the shredded mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes, or until bubbly.
Serve Hot, Enjoy!