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Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake

Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake

Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake - this easy casserole dish is made with the homemade Spinach dip combined with elbow macaroni, chicken and bacon!   Everything is coated with the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese sauce and baked in a casserole dish until the perfect golden crust forms on top.  The whole family will love this creamy and cheesy pasta dish!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 672 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Spinach Dip:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 5 oz frozen spinach , thawed, drained
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • salt to taste

Remaining pasta bake ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken , diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni , uncooked
  • 6 slices bacon , cooked, drained, chopped
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

How to make spinach dip:

  1. Soften cream cheese in a medium bowl. 

  2. Add the remaining dip ingredients (Mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, garlic, salt to taste) to the bowl.  Mix well.

Prepare chicken:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. 

  2. Add sliced chicken. Sprinkle with salt and Italian seasoning. 

  3. Cook, stirring, on medium heat, until it's no longer pink, about 2 minutes.

Cook pasta

  1. Cook elbow macaroni al dente.  Drain.

How to assemble chicken and bacon pasta bake:

  1. To the skillet with sliced cooked chicken, add chopped cooked bacon, cooked and drained pasta, and spinach dip.  Mix everything together, reheating slightly.  

  2. Add pasta mixture to the casserole dish.

  3. Top with 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese.

  4. Bake at 375 F in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes. 

  5. Then, broil for 3-4 minutes, until nicely browned on top.  Make sure not to burn the top of the pasta bake

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 672 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 649mg28%
Potassium 443mg13%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 3640IU73%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 331mg33%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.