Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake – This dish is a perfect marriage of tender pasta, creamy buffalo sauce, bacon, and shredded chicken, all topped with a layer of melted cheese. It’s a flavor explosion that will leave you craving more! Chicken, bacon, cream of chicken, sour cream, buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning, cheese, egg noodles, and corn chips. Whether you’re hosting a game night or simply looking to spice up your weeknight dinner, this casserole is a winner!

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This Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake was the star of our weekend potluck. All the flavors of chicken wings without all the mess! Tender pasta smothered in a creamy buffalo sauce, mixed with seasoned shredded chicken and melted cheese. Each bite is a perfect harmony of tangy, spicy, and cheesy goodness. The buffalo sauce adds a zesty kick without overpowering the dish. Whether you’re a fan of buffalo chicken wings or just looking for a delicious twist on a classic pasta bake, this recipe is a winner. Serve it with a side of crunchy celery sticks and a dollop of cool ranch or blue cheese dressing to round out the flavors. One bite and it will become a family favorite in no time.

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How to Make Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

This pasta recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook egg noodles according to the package instructions for al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, cooked bacon, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, buffalo sauce, and shredded cheese. Stir well. Season with salt and black pepper. Add cooked pasta and stir to combine.

Transfer the pasta mixture to a casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top the casserole with crushed Frito corn chips. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken for the shredded chicken in this dish. You can use any cooked chicken you have on hand. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken work great.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoninghttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
    • If you are sensitive to ranch dressing mix, please adjust the amount to your personal preference.
  • I use Franks Red Hot Sauce or Franks Wing sauce.
  • I suggest using Unsalted Cream of Chicken Soup.
  • I use egg noodles. Can substitute your favorite pasta shape. Penne pasta works great.
  • Can substitute plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for reduced calories.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy in this recipe. I usually use sharp cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese.
  • Is Buffalo Chicken Casserole spicy? This dish does have a hint of heat from the buffalo sauce. I use 2/3 of a cup in this dish and didn’t think it was spicy. I just thought it tasted like buffalo wings. If you are concerned about the heat, please reduce it to your liking.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • green onions
    • celery
    • carrots

Make Ahead, Storage & Freezing

  • Can I make Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake in advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
    • When ready to eat, bring the pan to room temperature and bake as directed.
  • Can I freeze Buffalo Chicken Pasta? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool to room temperature. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for up the 3 months.
    • When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Pasta Casserole

When it comes to serving this delicious dish, there are plenty of options to complement its bold flavors. For a complete meal, serve it with a side of crisp and refreshing coleslaw, which adds a delightful contrast to the spicy buffalo sauce. A side of garlic bread or cheesy garlic knots will also be a hit, providing a savory and satisfying accompaniment. If you’re in the mood for a lighter option, a fresh green salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing can help balance out the richness of the pasta bake. Whether you’re hosting a game day gathering or enjoying a family dinner, these pairing ideas will elevate this buffalo chicken recipe to new heights. 

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake – This dish is a perfect marriage of tender pasta, creamy buffalo sauce, bacon, and shredded chicken, all topped with a layer of melted cheese. It's a flavor explosion that will leave you craving more! Chicken, bacon, cream of chicken, sour cream, buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning, cheese, egg noodles, and corn chips. Whether you're hosting a game night or simply looking to spice up your weeknight dinner, this casserole is a winner!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, cooked bacon, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, wing sauce, and shredded cheese. Stir in cooked egg noodles.
  • Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared pan. Top with crushed Fritos.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly and heated through.

Notes:

  • I use rotisserie chicken for the shredded chicken in this dish. You can use any cooked chicken you have on hand. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken work great.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
    • If you are sensitive to ranch dressing mix, please adjust the amount to your personal preference.
  • I use Franks Red Hot Sauce or Franks Wing sauce.
  • I suggest using Unsalted Cream of Chicken Soup.
  • I use egg noodles. Can substitute your favorite pasta shape. Penne pasta works great.
  • Can substitute plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for reduced calories.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy in this recipe. I usually use sharp cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese.

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