A creamy Chicken Alfredo Bake made with tender pasta, juicy chicken breast tossed in a creamy homemade Alfredo sauce and loaded with cheese then baked to perfection!

Chicken alfredo bake in a white casserole dish topped with fresh greens.

CHICKEN ALFREDO BAKE-

This chicken alfredo bake is such a delicious and easy recipe! The tender pasta and juicy chicken is baked in the creamy Alfredo sauce giving you the ultimate cheesy pasta bake.

We love how easy this dish is and even the picky eaters will enjoy the recipe.

Cheesy chicken alfredo bake in a white bowl topped with fresh greens.

INGREDIENTS-

The ingredients are so simple and use staple ingredients you most likely already have on hand.

  • Pasta– Any short pasta will work for this recipe! We use cellentani pasta but you can also use ziti, penne, elbow, fusilli, or rotini.
  • Alfredo sauce- For this pasta bake we use 1½ portions of our homemade Alfredo Sauce, but you can also use canned store-bought alfredo sauce for a quicker recipe.
  • Chicken- We use our juicy pan-seared chicken breast for this recipe. You can also use leftover shredded chicken like a leftover rotisserie chicken.
  • Cheese– We use shredded mozzarella cheese for this dish,  provolone may be used.
All the ingredients needed for homemade chicken Alfredo bake.

HOW TO MAKE BAKED CHICKEN ALFREDO-

This dish comes together so quickly and is a great make-ahead dish!

  1. Pasta– Cook the pasta, al dente, according to package directions. Drain and add a 9”x13” casserole dish.
  2. Chicken– Meanwhile, prepare our Pan-Seared Chicken Breast. Slice the chicken into thin strands and add to the casserole dish.
  3. Alfredo sauce– Make 1 ½ portion of our creamy Alfredo Sauce and pour into the baking dish and toss to combine.
  4. Top– Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake until bubbly and the cheese has melted.
  5. Serve– Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.
Step by step collage of how to make homemade chicken Alfredo bake in a baking dish.

VARIATIONS-

There are several different variations you can do with this chicken alfredo recipe! Here are some of our favorite ways:

  • Add Bacon– Alfredo goes GREAT with bacon, add bacon to this dish. Use our Air Fryer Method to cook your bacon.
  • Plain Pasta Bake– Take out the chicken and just have a simple pasta dish without the hearty chicken.
  • Veggies– Add veggies such as broccoli, mushrooms, peas, bell peppers, and spinach. Just steam the veggies and add them to the casserole dish.
  • Seafood Pasta– Add juicy shrimp to this fish instead of the chicken or along with the chicken.
  • Crispy Topping– Top with cheese with panko crumbs for a crispy and crunchy topping.
  • Cajun Bake– Use our homemade cajun seasoning for the chicken and add some to the Alfredo sauce for a spicy cajun pasta.
White casserole dish loaded with creamy chicken alfredo bake topped with fresh greens.

MAKE AHEAD-

We love this dish because you can make it ahead and even freeze it for later! Here are a few ways you can prepare this ahead of time:

REFRIGERATE-

This method can be made up to 3 days in advance!

  1. Make this chicken pasta bake according to instructions, just don’t bake.
  2. Cover with foil and refrigerate.
  3. When ready to bake, allow to sit at room temp for about 30 minutes, then bake according to instructions or until cooked through.

FREEZE UNCOOKED-

This method can be made up to 2-3 months ahead of time!

  1. Make this chicken pasta bake according to instructions, just don’t bake.
  2. Cover with foil, or make the dish in a disposable baking pan and freeze.
  3. When ready to enjoy, just remove it from the freezer and allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge.
  4. Cover with foil and bake according to packet instructions, adding 10-15 minutes to the bake time.

FREEZE COOKED-

This method can also be made up to 3 months ahead of time.

  1. Once the dish is baked in a freezer-safe dish, allow it to cool.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and or foil and freeze.
  3. Remove from the freezer and thaw overnight and reheat until cooked through.
Chicken Alfredo bake on a white plate with a metal spoon.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-

Can I make this gluten-free?

Yes, you can use gluten-free pasta and gluten-free flour for the sauce!

What other cheese can I use?

You can substitute the cheese with asiago, gouda, smoked cheddar, or any other melting cheese.

How do you store leftovers?

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to reheat pasta bake?

Reheat in the microwave, stovetop or in the oven. Add a splash of milk to make the sauce creamy again.

Chicken alfredo bake in a white casserole dish topped with fresh chopped greens and a metal spoon.

SERVE WITH-

Serve this pasta with a side to make it a complete dinner. Here are some of our favorite sides:

Chicken Alfredo Bake

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A creamy Chicken Alfredo Bake made with tender pasta, juicy chicken breast tossed in a creamy homemade Alfredo sauce and loaded with cheese then baked to perfection!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz pasta
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

alfredo sauce-

pan seared chicken-

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook the pasta, al dente, according to package directions. Drain and add a 9”x13” casserole dish.
  • Meanwhile, prepare our Pan-Seared Chicken Breast. Slice the chicken into thin strands and add to the casserole dish.
  • Make 1 ½ portion of our creamy Alfredo Sauce and pour into the baking dish and toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
    Bake at 375°F uncoverd for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese has melted.
  • Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and chopped greens,
    Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 960kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 43gFat: 65gSaturated Fat: 38gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 794mgPotassium: 608mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2210IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 521mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)