Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake Servings 6 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 chicken breasts, cubed Salt and pepper to taste 4 garlic cloves. Today I am sharing another freezer meal. It is that time of year after all. My Baked Chicken Pesto Alfredo Freezer Meal is one that really doesnt get old. Plus its. And in high school, youd better believe we drove all over town until I found The Exact Color of Jansport backpack that I wanted, that would hold all of those Meads 5 Star notebooks, my fancy graphing calculator, and every color of gelly roll pin imaginable. All non negotiables, clearly. Well for any of you who just broke the bank buying all of your kids non negotiables, or for any of you adults like me who still regularly splurge a little too much on non essential but way too cute office supplies, the good news is that this meal yes Im bringing us back to this Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti also falls in the affordable category. Mine clocked it at under 1. So if you use your cool Casio solar powered calculator to do the math, Id call this meal a Very Good Deal. I kept this base recipe pretty straight forward so that it would also pass the picky eater test. But if you happen to have fresh veggies on hand, Id highly recommend sauteing them up to add in too. Heres how to make it Begin by cooking up a batch of pasta. A Creamy Dreamy chicken and cheese casserole made with alfredo sauce and 5 cheeses, mozzarella, provolone, romano, asiago and parmesan cheese. Its been a. I used traditional ziti, but you can use any shape and any type whole wheat, gluten free, etc. While your pasta is cooking, cook up your alfredo sauce. This is the lighter alfredo sauce that I used in my Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo recipe. Its my fav Once the sauce and pasta are done, toss them until combined. Also add in some shredded chicken if youd like, and toss to combine. You can use any kind, but I generally either 1 season two chicken breasts with salt and pepper and saute over medium high heat in olive oil until cooked through. When your chicken alfredo ziti mixture is ready, add half of it to a baking pan. Then sprinkle on some mozzarella cheese. Then layer with the final half of the pasta, and sprinkle with more cheese. Bake uncovered until the cheese is good and melty. Then pull it out and top with a bit of fresh parsley if you want some color totally optional though. Then dive in Seriously, whether youre 1. Im pretty positive this meal will totally hit the spot. I give it an A. Enjoy Yield about 6 8 servings. Delicious chicken and ziti are tossed with a lighter alfredo sauce and baked up to cheesy perfection. Total Time 4. 0 mins. Prep Time 1. 0 mins. Cook Time 3. 0 mins. Ingredients Chicken Baked Ziti Ingredients 1. I used 2 low fatoptional toppings additional shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsleyAlfredo Sauce Ingredients 1 Tbsp. Tbsp. flour. 1 cup chicken broth. I used 134 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This isnt a super saucy dish, so if you like a lot of sauce, you might want to consider doubling this recipe. If you dont have the time to make your own sauce, one standard sized jar should be enough. Directions To Make The Chicken Baked Ziti Preheat oven to 3. F. Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of well salted boiling according to package instructions. Drain. Return pasta to the stockpot and add chicken and alfredo sauce. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated. Pour half of the pasta into a greased baking dish either an oval baking dish, as pictured above, or a 9 x 1. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of cheese. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 12 cup of cheese. Bake for 2. 0 2. Remove and serve immediately, sprinkled with additional toppings if desired. To Make The Alfredo Sauce Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute one minute, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine. Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally. Slowly add chicken broth, whisking to combine until smooth. Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let cook for an additional minute until thickened, then stir in Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until the cheese melted. Remove from heat and set aside. All images and text Gimme Some Oven. If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it gimmesomeoven. Id love to see what you cook This post contains affiliate links. Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Penne Recipe Pillsbury. Pasta is infinitely better packed with cheese and baked into a creamy casserole. File this under the definition of comfort food.