July 28, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Pasta

This pasta casserole is yet another one of my Pinterest finds.  I made it for dinner a few nights ago, and it was a hit!  It's pretty quick and easy, would be great to make in a crockpot, and I think it would also freeze well.  Here ya go!

Ingredients:
  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken pieces (original recipe called for breasts, but I used thighs)
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 16 oz noodles (I used shells)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Directions:
  • Cook and crumble bacon, set aside
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized chunks
  • Cook chicken in the bacon drippings
    • add garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste
  • While chicken is cooking, boil pasta according to package directions
  • Drain pasta and return to pot
  • Add chicken, cream of chicken soup, and 1 cup of the cheese.  Stir to combine
  • Pour into greased 9x13 baking dish
  • Top with crumbled bacon and remaining cheese
  • Bake at 400 for approximately 20 minutes until cheese is melted 
    • (Or, pour into crockpot on low until ready to serve)

1 comment:

  1. My wife made this for dinner tonight we used sharp cheddar cheese and fresh from the garden chives and it was absolutely delicious. Might add broccoli or green beans in it next time... thank you for posting this recipe

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