The Country Cook: Chicken Parmesan Casserole
                                                   

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Heyyy friends! It's Holly from Life in the Lofthouse back to share a new recipe today! First of all, Happy New Year! Raise your hand if you're like me, looking for lighter food to kick off the New Year with? :) With all the junk (and it was yummy junk) I ate over the holidays, it feels good to get back on track with some healthy eating. Don't get me wrong...I still need my pasta and chocolate, just in a lighter form. That's where this delicious Chicken Parmesan Casserole comes in! It's the perfect family-friendly meal that everyone will love and can still keep their diets in check. Hallelujah! ;)
Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) package uncooked penne pasta
1 pound cooked chicken, shredded
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1½ (32 ounce) jars marinara sauce
chopped basil for garnish (optional)
Directions:
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse and drain the pasta in a colander.

In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, cooked chicken, Italian seasoning, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. Mix until combined.


Spread the pasta in a 9x13 inch casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and uncover and top with remaining cheeses. Bake for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. Garnish with chopped basil if desired.

Cook's Notes: You can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken for this recipe. It is already cooked and makes this a quick and easy meal!

Enjoy!




6 comments :

  1. Looks delicious and right up my alley! Can't wait to try this one out.

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  2. Lord have mercy my family would love this Brandie!

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  3. So many wonderful flavors happening in this one y'all!

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  4. Will definitely make this again. Even my picky 9 year old grandson asked for seconds. So easy and delicious.

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  5. Yay Shirley! So glad you found a recipe for your picky eater. That can certainly be quite the challenge.

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