Chicken Caprese Pasta Casserole

Chicken caprese pasta casserole in a white casserole dish.

Me and casseroles are BFF’s. They are perfect for the busy season and they can feed a small army. But this casserole is one that will go down in the history book as one of my favorite casseroles. EVER! I couldn’t believe how amazing my first bite was. And the pockets of ooey gooey cheese in every bite. I just couldn’t get enough!

Chicken caprese pasta casserole in a white casserole dish. The flavors in this casserole were incredible. A simple marinara sauce is combined with fresh grape tomatoes and basil. These simple flavors combined give this casserole and out of the world taste. Oh but don’t forget about the mozzarella cheese cubes in this casserole. The cheese is insane in this casserole. So much goodness in each and every bite. Can you see why it became a family favorite? I am sure that this will become a favorite in your family too!

Chicken caprese pasta casserole in a white casserole dish.

Chicken Caprese Pasta Casserola

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

An amazing casserole with all of the great tastes of Caprese with tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and mozzarella cheese!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword casserole recipes, chicken caprese pasta casserole, chicken casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound chicken cooked cubed (about 2 large chicken breasts)
  • 1 pound pasta Rigatoni or Penne work great
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese cut in cubes
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes cut in half, reserve some for garnish
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped plus 1 Tablespoon for garnish
  • 6 fresh mozzarella rounds for the top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Cook and drain pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine marinara sauce, heavy cream, balsamic vinegar, and parmesan cheese. Stir until mixed together. Add in pasta, cooked and diced chicken, mozzarella cheese cubes, grape tomatoes, and fresh basil. Mix until pasta is coated in the sauce.
  3. Place into baking dish and top with mozzarella rounds.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes until casserole is heated through and cheese is bubbly on top.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Caprese Pasta Casserola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 728mg30%
Potassium 723mg21%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1488IU30%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 336mg34%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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