Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cheddar Chicken and Pasta Bake

Frog Prince made me a total comfort food dish while I was down and out with the flu.

It was delicious.

Doesn't it look like a good comfort food?! 

When we make it again, I'll add spinach (or broccoli) and mushrooms!  Yum.

Cheddar Chicken and Pasta Bake - Adapted from Cynthia at What's For Dinner

1/2 lb. pasta, any
4-6 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
~1 chicken breast, shredded
Italian seasoning (use liberally)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 C milk

Prepare pasta according to package directions, until just about done.

Meanwhile, dice/shred the chicken, and shred the cheese.

Lightly grease an 8x8 inch glass baking dish. Then, pour in 1/3 of the pasta.

Top with 1/3 of the shredded/diced chicken.

Layer over the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and then top with cheese.

Repeat layers,

ending with cheese on top :)

Then, drizzle 1/2 C milk over the top of the dish.


Cover with tinfoil, and bake at 350 for ~20 minutes.

Remove the tinfoil, and bake uncovered for an additional 5-10 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted.



  1. This looks great and easy to make when you aren't feeling so hot. Hope you are feeling better! I'm totally feeling the adding of the mushrooms and a few other veggies. What a great hubby you have!!

    If I haven't told you already your blog rocks!


  2. I love GREAT!!! pasta recipes. I'm making a turkey today, I now it's not THANKSGIVING yet. I usually make two chickens, one to eat for dinner and the other to use as leftovers. Since it's a turkey instead I will have lots of leftovers to make this GREAT!!! recipe. YUMMY!!!

  3. This looks wonderful and easy to make besides. Your husband sounds like a keeper. How nice of him to cook for you when you were feeling bad.

  4. Oh YUMMY!! Looks like a winter winner to me!

  5. This looks yummy!! What a sweet hubby!!
    Glad you're feeling better!
    Many blessings!

  6. This, with broccoli in it, sounds amazing. Total comfort food. I think it definitely has curative properties for the flu-ridden. I hope you all feel better!

  7. That looks very comforting. What's even better is that you were able to just enjoy it. What a sweet hubby!! I am glad you are feeling better!!

  8. Jim and I made this for dinner. Delicious!

  9. That looks great, and can easily be made with gluten free pasta. I've been seeing a lot of pasta and cheese recipes lately, I think we might be having some version of it tonight.

  10. made this last night! ours was a little dry. i wonder what i did wrong. i used an stonewear dish. could that be it?

    i added purple onion to my recipe and it was amazing!! next time i'll try some sauted mushrooms in there as well.

  11. I think I'm going to try this one tonight. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog!


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