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Chicken Parmesan Casserole in a baking dish with a spoonful of casserole removed

Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole


  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

All of the chicken Parmesan flavors you love in an easy and convenient casserole!


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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces penne pasta (approximately 4 cups dry pasta), cooked according to package directions and drained
  • 2 cups cooked shredded or cubed chicken
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce, divided
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Chopped fresh parsley or basil, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9×13 baking dish or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Stir cooked pasta, cooked chicken, 2 cups marinara sauce, diced tomatoes with juices, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and pepper in a large bowl until combined.
  3. Spoon into prepared baking dish.  Spoon remaining 1 cup of marinara sauce over mixture and spread as evenly as possible with back of spoon.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven and carefully remove foil.  Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese, remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and panko breadcrumbs.
  5. Return to oven and bake (uncovered) for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or basil, if desired.

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: chicken parmesan casserole, chicken parm casserole