5 from 4 votes
Dump-and-Bake Creamy Chicken Penne Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

You don't even have to boil the pasta, cook the chicken, or sauté the vegetables! Just stir everything together and 10 minutes later you'll have a Dump-and-Bake Creamy Chicken Penne Pasta that's ready for the oven. It's a one pot meal that makes weeknight dinners easy!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, chicken breasts, pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 343 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup (NOT diluted) (I used Campbell’s Healthy Request)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup diced onion (I used frozen diced onion as a shortcut)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • ½ lb. raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup grated American or cheddar cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together condensed soup, milk, chicken broth, and pepper. Stir in onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, celery, raw chicken, uncooked pasta, and ½ cup cheese.
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Cover tightly and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove foil and give everything a stir in the dish. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup of cheese over top. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 30-40 more minutes, or until pasta is tender and chicken is cooked through.
Recipe Notes

Cooking for a larger family? I recommend doubling all of the ingredients and preparing the casserole in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. The baking instructions remain the same.

Nutrition Facts
Dump-and-Bake Creamy Chicken Penne Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the recipe)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.8g14%
Saturated Fat 4.4g28%
Cholesterol 56.8mg19%
Sodium 633.9mg28%
Carbohydrates 39.9g13%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 6.2g7%
Protein 27.4g55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.