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Chicken Alfredo Bake

Chicken Alfredo bake is the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner rotation. With cooked chicken, Alfredo sauce and penne pasta, it’s creamy, cheesy and comforting!

If you love chicken Alfredo lasagna or fettuccine with Alfredo sauce then you’re going to swoon over this pasta recipe!

Chicken alfredo bake in a white baking dish.
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Baked Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo bake is creamy and cheesy, transforming the classic chicken Alfredo into a heartier, oven-baked dish. 

If you love creamy chicken pasta, then you’re going to swoon over this recipe! This dish is one of those easy pasta recipes that is a guaranteed hit with both kids and adults alike.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Effortless: Chicken Alfredo bake is a family-friendly casserole that is rich, creamy and made with a straightforward process; it’s stress-free dinner option!
  • Versatile: Baked chicken alfredo is incredibly adaptable whether you stick to the classic recipe or add your own twist.

Recipe Ingredients

Using a rotisserie chicken helps cut down on the prep for this easy pasta bake. The rest of the ingredients are also simple which makes this a great meal for busy weeknights!

Chicken alfredo bake ingredients on the counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Penne noodles: The penne pasta shape soaks up the delicious Alfredo sauce. You can also substitute with ziti or cellentani for variety.
  • For the Alfredo sauce: Butter, minced garlic, all-purpose flour, half and half (or heavy cream), Parmesan cheese, and full-fat brick style softened cream cheese.
  • Seasoning: Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Rotisserie chicken: You’ll need about 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken. Whether it’s rotisserie or leftover cooked chicken breasts.
  • Mozzarella cheese: I prefer to shred my own mozzarella, but you can use store-bought shredded cheese in a pinch.
  • Chopped parsley: Fresh parsley adds a pop of color and fresh taste.

Substitutions and Variations

There are so many ways you can mix up this classic baked fettuccine alfredo. Start with some of these ideas for inspiration:

  • Roasted broccoli: Mix in some roasted broccoli for a healthier twist and an added crunch.
  • Meat variations: Swap the chicken for Italian sausage, ground chicken, or turkey for a different flavor profile. Add chopped cooked bacon.
  • Seafood options: Instead of chicken, add some cooked shrimp for a seafood twist.
  • Cheese alternatives: Experiment with different types of cheese like Gouda or Fontina for a unique taste in this baked chicken alfredo recipe.

How to Make Chicken Alfredo Bake

The key to an irresistible chicken alfredo casserole is the creamy alfredo sauce! Take your time to make sure it is velvety smooth.

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  • Make the sauce. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and flour and cook for 30 seconds. Gradually whisk cream into the roux and allow simmer until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan, cream cheese, chicken, salt, and pepper.
  • Assemble the casserole. Transfer the cooked noodles to the baking dish and pour the sauce overtop. Stir to combine and sprinkle the top with mozzarella.
  • Bake. Place the dish in the oven to bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the top is nice and golden.
  • Cool and serve. It’s piping hot just out of the oven, so let it sit and rest to cool for a bit. Serve topped with fresh parsley if desired and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you cook the flour mixture for at least 30 seconds as it helps to get rid of the raw flour taste.
  • Does your Alfredo sauce seem a bit too thick? No problem! Thin it out with a splash of milk.
  • For a smoother Alfredo sauce, ensure your cream cheese is well softened and whisk the sauce continuously while cooking to avoid lumps.
  • Incorporate veggies like spinach or mushrooms for added nutrition.
Chicken alfredo bake.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different type of pasta for this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute penne with other pasta like ziti, fettuccine, or cellentani. The key is to use a pasta that holds the sauce well.

Is it possible to make this dish vegetarian?

Absolutely! You can omit the chicken and add more vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, or bell peppers.

Can I add spices to the chicken Alfredo bake?

Yes, feel free to add spices like garlic powder, Italian seasoning, or a pinch of red pepper flakes for added flavor.

How to serve a baked chicken Alfredo recipe?

Pair this bake with a simple green salad, easy garlic bread, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Make Ahead, Storing and Freezing

  • Make ahead: This chicken alfredo pasta bake can be made ahead, refrigerated overnight, and then baked when ready.
  • Storage: Leftovers store well in the fridge for up to 3 days and can be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat in the oven or in microwave.
  • Freezing: This casserole makes a great freezer meal. Assemble casserole and place into two 8×8 pans. Wrap unbaked casserole in foil then store in the freezer up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in fridge before baking.
Chicken alfredo bake on a white plate.

More favorite pasta dishes include chicken florentine, baked spaghetti and baked iti with meatballs.

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Chicken Alfredo Bake

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Chicken Alfredo bake is the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner rotation. With cooked chicken, Alfredo sauce and penne pasta, it's creamy, cheesy and comforting!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 9



  • 12 ounces penne noodles , may use ziti or cellentani
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups half and half , or heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt , plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper , plus more to taste
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken  , cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese , plus more for topping
  • freshly chopped parsley


  • Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the garlic and flour and cook 30 seconds. Gradually whisk the cream into the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan, cream cheese, chicken, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the cooked noodles into the baking dish. Pour the sauce over top and stir to combine. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling.
  •  Let cool slightly before serving. Serve topping with fresh parsley if desired.


  • Mix things up with some veggies like broccoli, cauliflower.
  • Swap the chicken for Italian sausage or ground chicken or turkey.
Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.
Freeze: This casserole can be frozen unbaked. Sometimes I’ll divide this dish into two 8×8 pans. Wrap it in foil. Store in the freezer up to 3 months. Place in the fridge to thaw overnight before cooking. 


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian

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