Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo

Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo – the BEST Chicken Alfredo EVER. Everyone goes crazy over this dish. Spaghetti, chicken, Alfredo sauce, cream cheese, garlic, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake. Great for a crowd. Seriously better than any restaurant.

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Chicken Alfredo Casserole with Cream Cheese

Pasta casseroles are a favorite at our house and this Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo Casserole is one of the best! This is comfort food at its best! Spaghetti tossed in cream cheese, Alfredo sauce, chicken, and cheese. This casserole is better than any Italian restaurant! We ate this for dinner and had the leftovers for lunch during the week. It tastes just as good, if not better, reheated! You must add this to your menu ASAP!

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How to Make Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo Casserole

This casserole is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Start with cooking the pasta noodles on the stovetop over medium-high heat according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside. Next, combine minced garlic cloves and softened cream cheese with the cooked pasta. Stir in cooked chopped chicken, salt, pepper, Alfredo sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Spread the pasta mixture into a lightly greased baking dish, top with mozzarella cheese, and bake until bubbly. Garnish the casserole with some fresh parsley and enjoy.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use spaghetti noodles. You can use any pasta that you prefer. Penne, fettuccine, or linguine also work great.
  • I use a rotisserie chicken for the cooked chopped chicken in this casserole. You can use any cooked chicken that you enjoy. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, cutlets, or chicken tenderloins will all work fine. You can use grilled, roasted, or pan-seared chicken. You will need about 4 cups of chicken.
  • Feel free to add some vegetables to the casserole. Spinach, roasted red peppers, or chopped broccoli are all great.
  • You want the cream cheese to be very soft so it gets fully incorporated into the rice mixture. Microwave the cream cheese for 15 to 20 seconds if you are short on time.
  • My favorite store-bought Alfredo sauce is  Rao’s Alfredo Sauce. It is a bit expensive, so sometimes I also use Trader Joe’s Alfredo Sauce or Bertolli Garlic Alfredo Sauce.
  • Feel free to substitute your favorite homemade Alfredo sauce recipe for the jarred sauce.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat the pasta in the microwave.
  • Can Chicken Alfredo Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and refrigerate it overnight before baking. If you are baking this straight out of the refrigerator, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Can You Freeze Chicken Alfredo Casserole? Yes! Assemble the casserole and let it cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze.
    • To bake this casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. 
    • To reheat this casserole after freezing, thaw completely and cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes.
    • You can also slice the leftover pasta into individual servings and freeze it.
baked cream cheese chicken alfredo casserole

What to Serve with Baked Chicken Spaghetti

This dish has quickly become a family favorite. It is so easy to make and has such great flavor. We like to serve this with some garlic bread and a salad or some baked zucchini. SO much better than any restaurant. Give this a try. I know it will be a hit!

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baked cream cheese chicken alfredo casserole

Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo – the BEST Chicken Alfredo EVER. Everyone goes crazy over this dish. Spaghetti, chicken, Alfredo sauce, cream cheese, garlic, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake. Great for a crowd. Seriously better than any restaurant. #spaghetti #chicken #alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 (15-oz) jars alfredo sauce
  • 12- oz spaghetti
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13″ pan
  • Remove skin from rotisserie chicken and discard. Pull meat from chicken and chop.
  • Cook spaghetti according to directions on the box. Drain and place cooked spaghetti in a bowl. Add cream cheese, Italian Seasoning, garlic, and heavy cream. Stir until cream cheese is melted and the spaghetti is thoroughly coated.
  • Add Alfredo sauce, chopped chicken, and parmesan cheese to the spaghetti mixture and combine.
  • Spread spaghetti into prepared pan. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes:

Can prepare casserole through Step 5 and cover and refrigerate or freeze for later. 
If baking directly from the refrigerator, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
I used Rao’s Alfredo Sauce. I also like Trader Joe’s Alfredo Sauce.

Steph

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Comments

  1. How can I quickly thaw the whole frozen half of this recipe?
    Can I thaw and reheat it in the oven all at once?
    I need it within 3 hrs for dinner tonight.

  2. Made during quarantine, then lost recipe. 😥. But easy to find again. Thanks for all your recipes!

  3. Tried this as a possible recipe for my daughter and her fiance. They know they need to meal prep this fall at Virginia Tech since dining service foods are not being offered to off campus students. They both liked it and it definitely made the cut for the future. They actually liked the left overs better. My daughter said she may add more alfredo for days that she really wants a saucy meal. Thanks you from an Auburn Alum. War Eagle!

  4. Can you freeze the leftover cooked casserole? It looks amazing. Also Alfredo not available here, could I use a creamy Carbonara jar sauce?

  5. Made recipe today. Had to cut in “half”. Basic recipe is great. Makes a huge amount. some substitutions… little parmesan. 2 and quarter cups of chicken. Great recipe!!!

  6. Made this tonight, along with the Parmesan twists from this site, both were fabulous. Everyone loved it (hubs and 2 teenage girls) and asked for it again! Thank you! As a side note, we live in Auburn. War Eagle!!

  7. Made this today and it is so good! And so easy!!! So glad there are leftovers for tomorrow! This will become a regular in our house. Thanks!

  8. I made this last night my husband and I both thought it was great!!!! and since their are only 2 of us we diffidently have left overs, thanks for a great recipe!!!!!!

  9. With our quarantine, I have no Alfredo sauce in jars. I have cream cheese though, some mozz and some parm, but my question is do you have a recipe for Alfredo sauce without whipping cream? or at least a homemade version I might be able to use ? I have chicken, some spinach and noodles, milk, half and half. Can you help ?

  10. It’s funny that this is your featured recipe today – I’ve had it pinned for months and finally made it last night. It was fantastic!!! WOW!! My family loved it!! Thanks for another fabulous recipe.

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