This is one of my easy and stress free recipe ideas. I like it because I can basically pull most of it from the fridge and freezer.
I also like it because my kids have bottomless stomachs and this main dish seems to make a lot and fill them up.
For this meal I use:
pre-shredded chicken from the freezer that’s been thawed.
shredded cheddar cheese.
ricotta cheese or sour cream (depend on what I have in the fridge)
pasta noodles (whatever kind I have in the cabinet)
I make this just as I would make lasagna meaning sometimes I pre boil the noodles and sometime I don’t. (Hey…that’s how I do!!)
You can check out my official cheesy chicken pasta recipe here but for the most part I do the following.
I add everything to a large bowl starting with the chicken, then the noodles. Next I add the sauces (pasta sauce and ricotta or sour cream).
Next I add half of the cheddar cheese and mix everything up. Next it gets dumped into a my favorite casserole dish and baked on 325 degrees until either the noodles have softened (if I’ve used uncooked noodles) or until semi firm on the top.
I have a love for nice bake ware and will share my collection with you one day but to get an idea of what I like I’ll list some below.
Finally I remove the foil and cover the top with the remaining cheese and let it sit in the oven (turned off) for about 10 minutes.
Because I’m a cheese fanatic I love this meal.