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A 10-minute crowd-pleaser, this dump-and-bake chicken Alfredo pasta casserole is an easy, cheesy, comfort food dinner for your busiest weeknights — and you don’t even have to boil the pasta! Serve the simple Chicken Alfredo Bake with a side of broccoli, a crisp green salad, garlic bread or a crusty baguette. With a jar of Alfredo sauce and a rotisserie chicken, it’s one of the quickest meals you’ll ever prep!

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How to Make Chicken Alfredo Casserole | 1-Minute Video

Family dinners don’t get much easier than a dump-and-bake version of a cheesy Chicken Alfredo Casserole! With just one dish and about 10 minutes of prep, you can stir together a simple, hearty, satisfying meal — and let the oven do the rest of the work! You don’t even have to boil the pasta or prep any ingredients, and the noodles come out tender and perfect every time!

Easy chicken alfredo casserole served in a blue bowl with cheese on top

Where Does Pasta Alfredo Come From?

Apparently the well loved fettuccine Alfredo pasta dish originates from Rome, where a man named Alfredo created a dish consisting of fettuccine, butter and parmesan for his pregnant wife. Over the years, the Americanized version of this sauce became richer and creamier — and is now often paired with meat.

Whether or not this story is true, no one can deny how comforting and incredibly delicious alfredo pasta truly is! And while a made-from-scratch version of the classic Italian dish will always be best, sometimes we’re short on time or we just don’t feel like cooking. When you need a home-cooked meal on the table with minimal effort, this easy baked chicken pasta casserole comes to the rescue! Best of all, it’s made in one dish from start to finish, so you don’t even have many dishes to wash at the end.

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Ingredients for Chicken Alfredo Pasta

This is a quick overview of the ingredients that you’ll need for the easiest chicken alfredo recipe. As always, specific measurements and complete cooking instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Rotini pasta: If you can’t find rotini, another short pasta will work. Try penne, ziti or medium shells for nice substitutes.
  • Alfredo sauce: I keep it simple with a jar of store-bought sauce, but you can certainly use your own homemade Alfredo with heavy cream if you prefer. You’ll need a total of about 2 ½ cups, which is approximately one very large 22-ounce jar, or 1 ½ 15-ounce jars.
  • Chicken stock: adds flavor to the pasta and sauce as the ingredients cook together in the pan. Chicken broth is a perfectly fine substitute if you don’t have stock on hand.
  • Cooked chicken: I use the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken for convenience, but you can also cook your own chicken at home if you prefer. You will need about 1 lb. of raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs) to equal about 2 cups of cooked, shredded meat.
  • Garlic: mince or press a garlic clove, or use a bottled version of pre-minced garlic for a shortcut.
  • Mozzarella: for a melty, gooey, cheesy topping. You can substitute with any good melting cheese that you prefer. An Italian blend that includes a combination of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses is also really nice.
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How to Make Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Start by preheating your oven, because there’s very little prep work necessary for this creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole!

  1. In a large baking dish (or in a separate bowl if it’s easier), toss together the uncooked pasta, Alfredo sauce, chicken stock, chicken, and garlic.
  2. Cover tightly with foil.
  3. Bake in a 425°F oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Uncover the dish and give the pasta a stir. At this point, the noodles should be al dente and most of the liquid should be absorbed. If it’s still too firm, then re-cover the dish and continue baking until the pasta is tender, but with a firm bite.
  5. Sprinkle mozzarella on top, and return the dish to the oven.
  6. Bake for about 8-10 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the pasta is tender.
  7. Garnish with freshly-grated Parmesan cheese or fresh parsley (or other herbs), if desired. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
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What to Serve with Chicken Alfredo Pasta

This hearty casserole is delicious when paired with a Caesar salad or a simple green salad dressed in Italian Balsamic Vinaigrette. Steamed broccoli, roasted asparagus, 2-Ingredient Italian Sugar Snap Peas, and Sauteed Zucchini are all great vegetables to serve with Chicken Alfredo, too. You might like to round out the meal with slices of garlic bread, crusty French baguette, or homemade focaccia bread.

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What’s the Best Casserole Dish to Use?

We rounded up the best casserole dishes you can buy, including 2 that I personally own and love! While I use different-sized casserole dishes for different dump-and-bake meals, the Staub Ceramic Rectangular Baking Dish earned the top spot. You can buy it on Amazon for $78.95 or at Target for $79.95. That said, I also love the beautiful, Scandinavian style of the Dansk Kobenstyle Baker, available for $135.

Make Ahead

You can assemble the casserole a few hours in advance, or even leave it covered in the refrigerator overnight before baking. The pasta will start to soften and absorb some of the liquid as it sits, so you may need to decrease the baking time slightly. You don’t want to overcook the casserole or you’ll end up with gummy, mushy pasta.


This casserole is best enjoyed immediately from the oven. Leftovers will  keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. The pasta will dry out a bit as it sits, so you may need to stir in some additional Alfredo sauce or stock when you reheat the dish. Individual portions can be reheated in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.

I do not recommend freezing this casserole because pasta has a tendency to get gummy and mushy when thawed. That said, I know that other readers have frozen leftovers without issue.

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Recipe Variations — Chicken Alfredo Bake

  • Don’t have rotini? You can substitute with other similar short pasta shapes such as penne, ziti, elbows or medium shells. Just pick a pasta that has a similar cooking time as rotini (about 7-8 minutes recommended on the package) — otherwise you’ll need to adjust the casserole’s baking time in the oven.
  • Cooking for a Smaller Family: Cut all of the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square pan. Check the pasta after 30 minutes, as it may be done slightly sooner than the larger pan.
  • Add vegetables to the Chicken Alfredo for a complete meal. You can stir frozen peas or fresh spinach into the dish at the end (right before you add the cheese), or include broccoli at the start. If using frozen broccoli, just thaw it and stir it right into the dish. If using fresh broccoli florets, you might need to par-boil or steam them first so that they’re a little bit tender when you add them to the casserole.
  • Use homemade Alfredo sauce instead of a jar of store-bought sauce.
  • Add herbs to the Alfredo casserole for even more flavor. Good options include fresh or dried parsley, basil, thyme, oregano and rosemary. An Italian seasoning blend would also be fine, since it combines a lot of these spices in one convenient package.
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Tips for the Best Chicken Alfredo Casserole Recipe

  • Pick a high-quality, flavorful Alfredo sauce (or make your own). With only 6 ingredients in the casserole, each individual ingredient is very important! A delicious sauce will yield a delicious meal. I like Rao’s brand if you can find it, but any similar variety (like Prego) will work.
  • Total cooking time will vary depending on the type of pan that you use and your individual oven. Glass or ceramic baking dishes will take longer than metal pans, for instance. To know when your casserole is done, taste a bite of the pasta. The noodles should be tender and most of the liquid should be absorbed.
  • Be careful not to overbake the casserole or the pasta will become mushy.
  • Garnish the casserole with fresh herbs like basil or parsley for a bright, fresh touch. A sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese is also delicious!
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More Dump-and-Bake Casserole Recipes to Try

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Dump and Bake Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole

4.88 from 49 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 38 minutes
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Total: 48 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 440 kcal
You only need 10 minutes of prep and one dish for this easy Dump-and-Bake Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole. You don't even have to boil the pasta!




  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • In a large baking dish, stir together uncooked pasta, Alfredo sauce, chicken stock, chicken and garlic. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover; give the pasta a good stir. At this point you should check the pasta to make sure that it is al dente (firm but with a tender bite). I have had good luck with the 30-minute cook time; however, some readers have noted that it required about 10 or 15 minutes longer. If it’s still too hard after 30 minutes, just cover the dish and return to the oven until pasta is al dente. Then move on to the next step.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella over the top. Bake uncovered for 8-10 more minutes (or until cheese is melted and pasta is tender).
  • Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan or fresh chopped herbs, if desired.



  • Pick a high-quality, flavorful Alfredo sauce (or make your own). With only 6 ingredients in the casserole, each individual ingredient is very important! A delicious sauce will yield a delicious meal. I like Rao’s brand, but any similar variety will work.
  • Total cooking time will vary depending on the type of pan that you use and your individual oven. Glass or ceramic baking dishes will take longer than metal pans, for instance. To know when your casserole is done, taste a bite of the pasta. The noodles should be tender and most of the liquid should be absorbed.
  • Be careful not to overbake the casserole or the pasta will become mushy.
  • Garnish the casserole with fresh herbs like basil or parsley for a bright,  fresh touch. A sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese is also delicious!


Serving: 1/8 of the recipeCalories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 17gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1026mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 191IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 1mg
Keyword: chicken alfredo bake, chicken alfredo casserole, chicken pasta, creamy one pot pasta
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Blair Lonergan

This recipe was originally published in February, 2016. The images and text were updated in February, 2021.


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  1. This definitely looks like a carb-lover’s dream! Love the alfredo flavor, one of my favorites! Such a great comfort meal!

      1. Could you cook the noodles first? I just realized I am completely out of tin foil! Would the cooking time change if I did boil the noodles first?

        1. Hi, Bayleigh! You can definitely cook the pasta in advance, but the recipe ingredients will change. There is a lot of liquid in the original recipe because the raw pasta absorbs that liquid as it’s cooking in the dish. If you’re using pasta that’s already cooked, I would completely omit the broth and just use the alfredo sauce as a base. The cooking time will be much shorter because you’re just heating it through until it’s bubbly and warm (probably only 20 minutes or so). Hope that helps!

          Another option would be to find a small oven-safe pot or sheet pan that can cover your dish tightly instead of the foil. 🙂

          1. Hi, Teresa! Yes, I think that’s a great idea! I would just cut it small enough that it cooks through easily in the baking time allotted.

          2. Hi! Yes, I think you probably can, although I’ve never tried it that way so you will have to just play with the cooking time to see how long it takes for the pasta to become tender.

          3. 5 stars
            I just made this tonight and it turned out wonderfully! I added a head of raw broccoli cut into bitesize pieces and two diced, seeded Roma tomatoes. I did have to add about another ten minutes after stirring, and was concerned that it would be watery when I checked it after the 30 minutes. But as someone else mentioned, once you remove the foil, add the cheese, and pop it back in the oven, it thickened right up. Thank you for this simple, delicious addition to our food rotation!

          4. Sounds perfect, Barbara! Thank you for sharing your additions. Yes — it definitely thickens right up at the very end. 🙂

        2. Just try it un covered baked same temp…when the top starts to brown a little…add cheeses bake 5 more minutes….you should be fine…

      1. Hi, Rebecca! Yep, the recipe calls for 2 cups of diced rotisserie chicken. 🙂 If you’re using angel hair pasta, I would still use the same amount of liquid — just make sure that you’re using a full 16 ounces of pasta (as called for in the recipe). You also might need to stir it a few times as it’s cooking so that the thin noodles don’t all stick together. Finally, the cooking time will likely be much shorter with the angel hair pasta, so keep a close eye on it. Enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    This was a huge hit in my house and so easy to make! I even added spinach. Definitely will be making again and again….

    1. Awesome! That’s great, Amanda! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. I love the idea of adding spinach — so smart!

  3. It depends, Rachel — did you check the pasta? If it’s tender and cooked through, then I’d say you’re good to go. You want it to be somewhat “saucy” so that your dish isn’t too dry. If the pasta still seems a bit firm, then I’d pop it back in the oven for a few more minutes (and it will soak up more of the liquid). Hope that helps! 🙂

  4. Hey, Jennifer! I actually have never tried freezing it. If you’re going to do that, I would freeze it BEFORE baking — not after. Then you would just have to extend the baking time to account for the fact that your ingredients are frozen when you put them in the oven. 🙂 I would think it should work fine, though.

    And yes — you can definitely double or triple the recipe. Just make sure that you increase the pan size (or use more pans) and double/triple ALL of the ingredients in the same proportions. Enjoy! 🙂

        1. Hi, Lisa! No, I haven’t. I did check on the company’s website to see if the alfredo sauce can be frozen. The company says that it can be frozen; however, they warn that it might change in consistency and require lots of stirring when reheating to get any clumps out of the sauce. I’m not sure how well that would work in this casserole since it can be difficult to stir a dish like this after it’s assembled. Personally, I would err on the side of caution and not freeze this particular dish. 🙂

  5. I was concerned too but the 10 min of uncovered cooking helps to thicken the sauce up! It’ll be liquidy when you first take off the foil.

  6. Looks yummy. Do you think you could sub in shrimp and maybe some imatation crab for the chicken. I have a house full of grandkids for the weekend and this is the answer to dinner. My grandkids love shrimp.

    1. Hi, LuAnne! I’m so glad that you might share this with your grandchildren! My boys love shrimp too, but I’ve never tried it in a dump-and-bake pasta. I would be concerned that the shrimp might get overcooked since they will likely cook much faster than the pasta. Crab meat would probably work fine, or you could use extra Jumbo large shrimp that have a longer cooking time? Just a thought! Have a great weekend!

    2. I like the sound of that! It would nake a great small app for a dinner party, elevated by the seafoid. I’m saving this one fir our Cousons Club summer party. Thanks girls!

      1. You dont say how much chicken stock to use? Or how much pasta to use. Or how much cheese or how much garlic? Am i missing something?

        1. Hi Jordan,
          All of the ingredient amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the page!

    1. Hi, Donna! I would think so, but I honestly have not tried that. I don’t use gluten free products, so I’m not sure if they require a different cooking time or not. Sorry that I’m not much help in that regard. I would think that if you use a similar shape pasta (even gluten free), that it would be fine. 🙂

  7. I would like to make this for a graduation party, do you have any suggestions for making this in a large roaster?

    1. Hi, Roni! That’s great — so glad that you’ll make it for the party! This recipe uses a 13 x 9-inch baking dish (about 3.5 quart dish), which is one of the larger standard baking dishes. If you have a giant roaster pan that holds 7 or 8 quarts, then you can definitely just double all of the ingredients and bake it in that one giant pan (the cooking time should be about the same). If you don’t have a giant pan to accommodate a double recipe, then I would just suggest doubling the ingredients and dividing them between two separate 13 x 9-inch pans. Hope that helps, and enjoy!

  8. Hi, Jess! You can definitely do that for a couple of hours, but I wouldn’t let it sit for too long (for instance, overnight). I worry that the pasta might get too mushy or would absorb too much of the liquid before baking. Hope that helps, and enjoy!

  9. Can you cook this with broccoli? If so, fresh or frozen? And do you just add it in with everything in the beginning and bake?

    1. Hi, Stacey! Yes, you can definitely add broccoli to the recipe! I would grab a bag of frozen broccoli florets (because they’re easier!) and just cook them in the microwave for a few minutes. That will give them a head start so that they’re crisp-tender when you add them to the dish. You don’t want to totally cook them until they’re mushy because they will continue cooking in the oven with the casserole. Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

  10. I’m in the mostly-soft food phase of jaw surgery recovery, so this was a nice change from all of the tomato sauce dishes (and for anyone wondering, this is much easier to eat than traditional Alfredo). I had to bake for close to 50 minutes before I was able to add the cheese, but that may have been because I used a little more chicken stock to be sure that the pasta was fully covered. I used a deep, round dish, so I think that also altered the cooking time a bit. I only used one cup of mozzarella and it was still super cheesy. It was a huge hit with my husband so I’ll be making it again.

  11. Hi
    I just made this and it turned out horrible!
    I just see now scrolling down to leave a comment you stste to a person asking about doubling the recipie that this recipe is designed for a 13z9 baking dish. That should be stated in the recopie not a large baking dish. This was raw on the yop and mush on the bottom and lacked flavor and a sauce.At almost 60
    Cooking not new to me , I even dumped out the first dish into a smaller one to bake but knowing itt was a 13×9 would have helped. What a waste of ingredients.

  12. I can’t wait to try this. I had a friend in my college days who made amazing fettuccine Alfredo. His secret: He cooked the pasta in chicken broth!

  13. Does anyone have a suggestion to reduce the amount of sodium in the Dump and Bake Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole other than using no sodium chicken stock? The sodium continent is twice the amount of what renal patients should have.

    1. Hi, Ellen! I know that some readers have had success with making their own alfredo sauce from scratch to use in the recipe. That would obviously add to the prep time, but it would allow you to control the amount of salt that goes into the sauce. Another option would be to decrease the amount of cheese that you use in the recipe, since cheese also includes sodium. Hope that helps, and enjoy!

  14. 5 stars
    This turned out great! I did make a lot of changes because of what I had on hand. Used Farfelle (bowtie) pasta, a can of Costco chicken, about a cup of frozen chopped kale and some quartered crimini (baby portabello ) mushrooms. This is a keeper!

    1. Can I use thawed chicken breasts since I don’t currently have a rotisserie chicken? If so, would I need to bake the chicken first or will it bake enough in the 30 minutes?

      1. Hi, Erin! Yes, you can use thawed chicken breast. If you dice it small enough, it should cook through by the time the pasta is done — no need to cook it first. Enjoy!

  15. Hi, Rori! My recipes are copyright protected, but I will allow you to reprint this recipe if you’re not doing so for profit. Please just credit my website. Thanks!

  16. If I want to make this as a casserole to throw in the freezer and heat up later, do I cook the noodles and leave out the chicken broth/stock? Or what do I do different? I’m making 5 different casseroles to put in the freezer to eat once my baby gets here ❤️

    1. Hey, Ali! Congrats on the new baby! Freezer meals are the best — especially after a little one is born!

      To turn this into a freezer meal, I would do one of two things:
      1. Stock all of the ingredients in your house so that the meal is ready to “dump-and-bake” when you need it, but don’t actually assemble it until the last minute. For instance, freeze the cooked, diced chicken in a Ziploc freezer bag along with the minced garlic and label it. Put the box of pasta, the jar of alfredo, and the carton of broth in your pantry together. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy the dinner, just thaw the chicken with the garlic, stir everything together, and pop it in the oven. That would be my top choice.

      OR, if you really want to get all of the prep work done in advance, here’s another option:
      2. Assemble the entire casserole as instructed through Step #2. Cover tightly and freeze. Then, when ready to bake, thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight and bake according to instructions above. You might have to add some time to the baking time, though, because you’ll be cooking it while it’s cold.

      This option isn’t my top choice, just because I think that the texture of the noodles could be a little bit “off” after the raw pasta sits in the liquid for some time. Not bad, just not as “al dente.” 🙂

      Hope that helps, and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

  17. 5 stars
    Hi Blair
    I searched for dry pasta casseroles and found yours. I love to cook but wanted something easy. I can never seem to follow a recipe without adding my extra stuff, so this is what I did.
    2 large cloves garlic microplaned
    2 tsp kosher salt
    1tsp coarse ground pepper
    2/3 oz. Basil chiffonade
    8 oz. Mozzarella 1/4″ cubed
    2tsp red pepper flake
    2 crowns broccoli cut small and microwaved blanched 3 min .
    45 min.@ 425
    Stir and add 4 oz.Parm, Asiago, and Romano shaved mix.
    Sprinkle with paprika and return for 15 min. Uncovered.
    Remove, cover with foil and rest 10 min.
    I made this in a 9×13 and….
    OMG Still quick, still easy and sooooo delicious!
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, Bob! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a note and share your additions. They sounds perfect, and I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the meal! 🙂

  18. Hi, Sarah! Yes, you can substitute any cooked chicken for the rotisserie chicken. Generally, 3/4 pound of raw boneless skinless chicken breasts will yield about 2 cups of cubed cooked chicken.

    If you want to top it with breadcrumbs, you can toss the breadcrumbs with melted butter and just sprinkle the buttered breadcrumbs on top of the casserole during the final 5-10 minutes of baking (just so that they have a chance to brown, but not burn). Enjoy!

  19. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was great! No leftovers! My kids are pretty picky and they loved it. I used three skinless, boneless chicken thighs and made my own stock with them. One way to cut down on sodium. But everything else I followed to the “T” and it came out perfect. The timing was spot on too. Thank you for this delicious recipe.

  20. 5 stars
    This recipe is soooo good!! I followed the directions exactly and it turned out perfectly! Thank you.. this one is a keeper ♥️

  21. Oh boy….. I accidentally mixed in all the cheese BEFORE baking it…. Here’s to hoping it still turns out…. Yikes! If you read this in the next 30 minutes give me some hope!! 🙂

  22. hi! can i cut the recipe in half and use a smaller baking dish? as long as i halve everything it should work right? would the bake time still be the same? thanks!

    1. Absolutely! I’ve done that many times. 🙂 Cut every ingredient in half and bake in an 8-inch square dish. The rest of the cooking instructions remain the same. Enjoy!

  23. 5 stars
    I made this for my husband and extremely picky daughter. Everyone loved it. I added 10 mins after the initial 30 and it was perfect. We will be adding this to our regular rotation.

  24. 1 star
    I wouldn’t make this again.. 30 minutes is nowhere near enough time. Noodles are still brittle. Total time in the oven for me was 1 hour.
    I can definately make a way better chicken alfredo from scratch in half the time including tha sauce..
    This dish was more a kin to a frozen dinner. Threw it out. I made a poor decision to try and take a shortcut that ultimately took longer and turned out terrible.

  25. 5 stars
    I totally screwed up the recipe and it still turned out okay. Forgot to cover it, so I ended up stirring it about 10 minutes before it was done cooking. I used up all my mozarella on another recipe, so I put a bunch of Parmesan cheese on it before I served it. I also put in 4 cups of chicken, cuz I couldn’t save the chicken for later. I served this at a women’s retreat and everyone loved it.

  26. I’m so dumb, I totally put raw chicken in with the pasta since I usually bake my chicken anyways in my Alfredo.

  27. 5 stars
    Made this tonight after my kids had requested “that yummy white chicken pasta from Costco”. My errands ran long and I didn’t make it to Costco today, so my search for a similar recipe sent me here. I’m thrilled to have found this! All five kids at my dinner table loved this! What an easy-peasy and super delicious recipe! I followed as Directed, but accidentally started mixing the cheese in instead of topping (was multitasking and helping my son with homework). Also mixed in some finely chopped broccoli and zucchini (half a head and half a zucchini). I have a feeling this will become be a weekly staple! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey, Maggie! Yes, you can definitely do that. Like any other pasta casserole, I don’t think that the texture of the pasta is quite as good when it’s reheated…but it will work.

  28. 5 stars
    What a wonderful casserole! I did add one more jar of Alfredo. This dish was the bomb! Thank you so much!!!!

  29. 5 stars
    My kids love this. I use two 15 ounce jars of Alfredo sauce (I was in the middle of making it when I realized I had the wrong size jars of Alfredo and just used two) and two chicken breasts. I have added broccoli and I think it is an improvement but my son disagrees. The kids would eat it every week.

  30. 5 stars
    The first time I made this I decided it needed a bit more flavor/ zing. Second time I added a can of Hunts diced tomatoes with sweet onion along with bite size broccoli and oh my it was delicious.
    Thank you for the recipe !!


  31. 5 stars
    Hi there. Just wanted to say I tried this recipe last night and it was so good and so easy! Barely any cleanup, too.
    I haven’t been feeling well from some medicine side effects and needed something easy and something that I could use up a rotisserie chicken on so it wouldn’t go to waste. So I searched chicken and pasta casserole and this site came up…
    I didn’t have any fresh herbs on hand so I added half a tsp of Mrs Dash garlic n herb.
    I cut the recipe in half for just my husband and I and we have enough for leftovers tonight.
    Broccoli goes really good with it.

    1. That’s wonderful, Kristin! Thanks for your note, and I hope that you’re feeling better soon!

  32. Hey, Taylor! I’m not sure what went wrong, either. It shouldn’t be watery if the noodles are cooked through, because the pasta absorbs liquid as it bakes. I’m sorry that I wasn’t there to see what may have gone wrong. 🙁

  33. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! A huge hit at my table.i found a recipe for homemade Alfredo sauce and used that with a couple of tweaks for the fussy ones at my house. It’s being added to my collection and I’m excited to check out your other Dump and Bake recipes.

  34. 5 stars
    Hi, Blair–
    Wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe last week and it was so good and easy. I used penne pasta and the mozzarella I used was smoked so gave a really nice taste. I keep a bag of Wegmans frozen cooked chicken strips on hand and they were perfect in this. We got 8 meals out of it (two people for 4 meals each)! My husband really liked this! These “Dump and Bake” meals are great–I love being able to put everything in one pan and throw it in the oven and then having time to do other things. Thanks for another goodie!

  35. I am so excited to make this tomorrow ! I am making lasagna too – and that recipe calls for the oven to be at 375.. I really need to have them
    in the oven together.. do you think this would be ok to cook at 375? I know there’s probably no way to know for sure until I try it.. I just thought you might have a suggestion. Thank you so much for this recipe.. really appreciate it!

    1. Hi, Shannon! This should work in the 375 degree F oven — you’ll just need to increase the baking time to make sure that the pasta is tender. 🙂

  36. 5 stars
    Such an easy recipe. Family loved it!

    I added some fresh basil and will add broccoli next time.

    Thanks for the recipe, Blair!

    1. Hi, Chris! Absolutely! You may just need to adjust the baking time slightly, depending on the size/shape of the pasta that you use. Keep an eye on it and pull it out as soon as the pasta is tender. You don’t want it to be overcooked and mushy. 🙂

  37. i’m unable to eat broccoli. can you please recommend other veggies? also can i cook myown chicken for this/ if so how many breast should i sue/ thank you

    1. Hi, Joanne! You can add any veggies that you like — stir in frozen peas towards the end (since they don’t need long to cook), or use frozen or canned cut green beans, for instance. The total amount of chicken that you need for two cups will depend on the size of your chicken breast, but two chicken breasts will be plenty. Enjoy!

  38. Did you mean a 16oz jar of sauce ? Because my store doesn’t make a 22 oz jar. I got two small ones but just checking first

    1. Hi, Megan! No, there’s a larger “family size” jar that’s 22 ounces. No worries if you can’t find it at your store — just use a little less than two of the smaller jars, as you mentioned. Enjoy!

    1. Hi, Sandra! I don’t love this dish reheated because it’s really hard to keep leftover pasta from drying out. That said, you can cover it with foil and bake it in a 350 degree F oven just until warmed through. That should help hold in the moisture. 🙂

      1. I have good results with reheating pasta dishes by placing a damp paper towel over the pasta & microwaving or you could do the same but cover with foil & reheat in the oven. The wet/damp paper towel keeps the moisture in.

  39. 5 stars
    I love fettuccini Alfredo at restaurants , but am always disappointed when I use jarred sauce at home. This, however, was absolutely delicious and we kept going back for more. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m sure I’ll make this countless more times in the future!

  40. I haven’t made the recipe yet. I’m think about doing it tonight and adding cooked bacon, peas, and swapping some of the cheese at the end for buttered breadcrumbs.
    Anyway, I actually came to ask if you ever put that book together?

    1. Hi, Katie! I hope you enjoy the meal!

      And to answer your question…no, I don’t have a book to offer right now. 🙁 Sorry!

  41. 5 stars
    Just Awesome!!! I added some riced broccoli/cauliflower. Mixed it in the sauce. Told the kids it was herbs. They loved it and I got some vegetables in them with no fuss! Love you dump and bakes!!

  42. 5 stars
    Second time I’ve made this. You can use any type of sauce, used one Preggo garlic and one campbels creamy butter garlic sauce. I also added some cajun seasoning, Turns out great everytime. Will always keep on hand for an easy tasty dinner! Thank you!

  43. 5 stars
    This may be a duplicate comment – not sure my first try at leaving a comment went through! I used this as a “guide” to use what I had on hand & it turned out great! I used a 12 oz can of chunk chicken breast, as well as a variety of pastas that I had small amounts of to total 16 oz – penne, elbow macaroni, & a very small amount of regular spaghetti noodles. I did not have chicken stock, but used chicken bouillon in water instead. I love your dump & bake recipes!!

    1. That’s wonderful, Betsy! I’m so glad that you were able to make it work with the ingredients you had on hand. Thanks for your kind note!

      1. Has anyone doubled this recipe? If so, do you bake it the same amount of time? I’m making really large casseroles for our homeless ministry at church and baking in the store bought large aluminum pans.

        1. Hi, Kim! I haven’t doubled it myself, but I would guess that you’ll need to add about 10-15 minutes to the total cooking time. Just keep an eye on the pasta towards the end and keep it in there until it’s tender. What a blessing that you’re sharing with others. Hope it’s a hit! 🙂

  44. 4 stars
    I have made this twice now and it is definitely a repeat meal for my family. Having said that, the second time that I made it, I only added two cups of chicken stock as it was quite soupy the first time.
    Turned out great. I also added spinach after the 30 minute mark and extra cheese cause who doesn’t like cheese.
    Next time I make it I will probably add either peas or broccoli.

  45. 5 stars
    Hi Blair – first time commenting here. I want to thank you for creating this recipe. It’s everything I look for in a recipe – easy (don’t even have to boil the noodles – what?!), no fuss, & delicious! This will be added to our regular supper rotation moving forward. I have many of your other dump & bake recipes pinned, too, & cannot wait to give them a try!

    1. Thank you, Kristin! I appreciate your kind words and the fact that you took the time to come back here and leave a note. So glad that you enjoyed the meal!

  46. 5 stars
    I did not chop up my chicken breasts as I was just going to bake them but my 11 year old REALLY wanted baked chicken alfredo like he gets from his fav take out place. So I just put my chicken breasts on top of the pasta and covered with my alfredo sauce. I hope this turns out. Ugh.

  47. Hi! I am thinking about making this soon. Can you make and freeze? If so what’s the instructions for that?

    1. Hi, Cheyenne! I do not recommend freezing this casserole because pasta has a tendency to get gummy and mushy when thawed. That said, I know that other readers have frozen leftovers without issue. I suppose it just depends on how picky you are about the texture. 🙂

  48. 5 stars
    So good and super easy! So hard to find a recipe where the pasta cooks in the dish and it actually works! Fed 8 people for lunch with leftovers (with a salad and bread). I just added probably 3 cups of chicken because we like a lot of meat. Great recipe!

  49. 5 stars
    I just made this dish and it was fantastic! My daughter loves chicken alfredo and this was a simple and easy meal to make. This is now saved in our “Tried and True” recipes!

  50. 5 stars
    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! I found this recipe very easy and very flavorful. Next time I will add more chicken and some bacon. My 10 year old is very picky with food and he went back for seconds. Saved this in my Need-to-make-again-file. Well done!!

  51. I am new to your blog & I’m so glad I found you!

    I made this last night and my husband and I really enjoyed it! Can’t wait to try
    More recipes! Thank you

    1. Welcome, Carol! I’m so glad that you’re here! 🙂 I hope that you find many more tasty recipes to try!

    2. 5 stars
      I made this last night exactly per recipe and not only did it come out perfect, hubby said it was one of the best things I’ve made in a while! I do have a question about re heating. You say to add more liquid. Does that mean you stir the whole pan (which takes the cheese off the top and into the mixture) and bake again or microwave? Which is the best way? Thank you for this great recipe. And by the way, I used turkey breast meat that I froze after Thanksgiving and egg noodles (that’s the only 2 things I did different). Great way to do something with Thanksgiving leftovers. Looking through your other easy recipes for my next adventure

      1. So glad that you liked it, Christy! You might not find that the leftovers need any extra moisture. If it seems dry, though, I would just drizzle some extra liquid over the top and let it soak down. That way you don’t have to stir the cheese on top. If you’re microwaving individual portions, though, it’s easier to just stir a splash of broth or liquid right into the pasta and stir. Hope that helps!

    3. 5 stars
      Had a jar of Alfredo sauce sitting in my cupboard with nothing in mind to how to use it. Found this recipe and decided to try it. So easy and so good-my husband even went for seconds (actually I did too) Passing the recipe onto my daughter and definitely make it again.

  52. Just came across this recipe and it’s currently in the oven, I had to put it back in the oven after the 30min time because it was still soupy and pasta is still not al dente …. I am using a ceramic casserole dish btw. Anyone figure the right timing for ceramic dish yet? I timed for another 15 min, fingers crossed it’s done. Smells amazing. Thank you seasoned mom! ❤️

  53. 5 stars
    So my very picky teenage son ate this dish four days in a row. That is a first! Thank you for your easy go-to recipes. I’ve made several of your dishes and they have all been well-received!

  54. 5 stars
    This was SO GOOD! Prep was SO easy!
    I used Trader Joe’s Alfredo sauce and frozen grilled chicken strips. Delicious! Doubled the recipe and made two baked. Ate one and saved one! Will make again and again!

    1. Want to make this but was Windsong l wondering if you cooked the chicken raw would it need a longer cooking time?

      1. Hi, Lisa! No, if you dice the raw chicken into bite-size pieces before adding it to the dish, it will be done by the time the pasta is done! 🙂

        1. Thanks I didn’t see this before and sadly I overcooked by like 20 extra minutes but everyone still ate it and I’m gonna do better next time now I know where I messed up. Thanks for responding though

  55. 5 stars
    My husband and I have tried so many Alfredo bake recipes trying to find one we really like. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST HIT FOR US! Truly the best Alfredo recipe we’ve ever found. I don’t think I’ll make it any other way now.

  56. Excellent!!! I did make my own Alfredo sauce and added broccoli but with the rotisserie chicken and not having to boil pasta, it made this recipe quick and easy. Everyone loved it and we will definitely make it again-thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Samm!

      To turn this into a freezer meal, we would do one of two things:

      1. Stock all of the ingredients in your house so that the meal is ready to “dump-and-bake” when you need it, but don’t actually assemble it until the last minute. For instance, freeze the cooked, diced chicken in a Ziploc freezer bag along with the minced garlic and label it. Put the box of pasta, the jar of alfredo, and the carton of broth in your pantry together. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy the dinner, just thaw the chicken with the garlic, stir everything together, and pop it in the oven. That would be my top choice.

      OR, if you really want to get all of the prep work done in advance, here’s another option:

      2. Assemble the entire casserole as instructed through Step #2. Cover tightly and freeze. Then, when ready to bake, thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight and bake according to instructions above. You might have to add some time to the baking time, though, because you’ll be cooking it while it’s cold.

      This option isn’t our top choice, just because we think that the texture of the noodles could be a little bit “off” after the raw pasta sits in the liquid for some time. Not bad, just not as “al dente.”

      Hope this helps!

  57. Blair,
    I don’t really care for the canned Alfredo sauce. Do you have a homemade Alfredo recipe I could try? Thanks.

  58. Didn’t have the chicken broth, so substituted cream of mushroom soup and it turned out great! Also added crushed red pepper flakes with the garlic. Super easy – Thanks!!

  59. 5 stars
    I have probably made this a million times by now always such a good and easy recipe to go to and makes a decent portion.

  60. 5 stars
    Awesome recipes great flavor, followed recipe exactly just sprinkled a little basil on the chicken when I put it in the bowl.

  61. I followed the instructions to the letter. The casserole was very thin, the sauce did not thicken up. I think three cups of chicken stock was too much. I’m very disappointed. 🙁

    1. We’re sorry to hear this, Kathy! It might have needed more time in the oven as every oven bakes differently.

  62. I don’t know if this recipe calls for way too much liquid or the cook time isn’t long enough. I ended up cooking for an hour and half extra
    And ended up dumping some of the liquid out halfway since it took so long.