Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake – great make-ahead pasta dish the whole family will enjoy. Penne pasta, Alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta, garlic, chicken, smoked sausage, cajun seasoning, eggs, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. SO good! Makes a lot of food. Can freeze half for later. Great for Mardi Gras or an easy weeknight meal!

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Three Cheese Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake is a new favorite at our house! Chicken, cajun smoked sausage, Alfredo sauce, pasta, and three kinds of cheese. Heaven in a pan! This is a simple pasta recipe that packs a ton of great flavors! We ate this for dinner and fought over the leftovers for lunch during the week. We absolutely love it! This makes a ton of food. It is great for dinner parties, potlucks, and anytime you need to feed a crowd. All you need is some garlic bread and a simple salad and you have a delicious feast in a snap!

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How to Make Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake

This pasta casserole is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook smoked sausage slices until lightly browned. Drain fat and set aside. In a large pot over medium-high heat, boil pasta according to the package directions for al dente pasta. Drain and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together Alfredo sauce, cajun seasoning, sour cream, ricotta cheese, garlic, and eggs. Stir in smoked sausage, chopped cooked chicken, cooked pasta, and grated parmesan cheese. Pour the pasta mixture into a baking dish until bubbly. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Cajun seasoning? It is a mixture of spices used in Cajun/Creole food. It has paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoninghttps://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Our favorite store-bought cajun seasonings are Tony Chachere and Slap Ya Mama.
  • You can use any pasta noodles that you prefer. I used penne pasta. Elbow macaroni, ziti, rigatoni, campanelle are all great.
  • I use rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this dish. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins all work great.
  • You can use freshly grated parmesan cheese or the grated cheese in the green can.
  • Feel free to add onionsbell pepperssundried tomatoesbroccoli, or roasted red peppers to the pasta mixture.
  • Our favorite store-bought Alfredo Sauce is Rao’s.
  • Can Chicken Alfredo Bake be made in advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place in the freezer. When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Baked Chicken Pasta

This has quickly become one of our favorite pasta recipes. We’ve made this several times over the past few months and absolutely love it. We like to serve this with a salad and some rolls. It is also great with some Creole Green Beans and King Cake! You must make this ASAP. It is sure to be a meal the whole family will enjoy!

Here are a few of our favorite side dish recipes that go great with this pasta:

Cake Mix Dinner Rolls

Cake Mix Dinner Rolls – homemade yeast bread made with cake mix. Super simple to make and ready to eat…

King Cake Bubble Up

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Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake – great make-ahead pasta dish the whole family will enjoy. Penne pasta, Alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta, garlic, chicken, smoked sausage, cajun seasoning, eggs, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. SO good! Makes a lot of food. Can freeze half for later. Great for Mardi Gras or an easy weeknight meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-oz) package penne pasta
  • 1 (16-oz) package smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 (15-oz) jars Alfredo sauce
  • Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 (8-oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (15-oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook smoked sausage until lightly browned. Drain any fat.
  • In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except mozzarella cheese.
  • Spread mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes:

  • What is Cajun seasoning? It is a mixture of spices used in Cajun/Creole food. It has paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Our favorite store-bought cajun seasonings are Tony Chachere and Slap Ya Mama.
  • You can use any pasta noodles that you prefer. I used penne pasta. Elbow macaroni, ziti, rigatoni, campanelle are all great.
  • I use rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this dish. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins all work great.
  • You can use freshly grated parmesan cheese or the grated cheese in the green can.
  • Feel free to add onions, bell peppers, sundried tomatoes, broccoli, or roasted red peppers to the pasta mixture.
  • Our favorite store-bought Alfredo Sauce is Rao’s.
  • Can Chicken Alfredo Bake be made in advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Cajun Chicken Alfredo Bake be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place in the freezer. When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store any leftoversin an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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  1. So made recipe did something’s different I used boneless breast boiled them in water that had huge helping of Cajun seasoning then in same water boiled pasta to use chicken and Cajun. I was great had a hint of hot at end and chicken had little flavor. And of course added mushrooms too.

  2. Can you make this without the eggs? I have a severe egg allergy. Or what would you use as a substitute? Thank you.

    1. I haven’t made this without the eggs, so I can not say with certainty. You can certainly try it. Keep in mind pasta also contains eggs.

      1. Thank you…I will give it a try! I use egg free pasta! I don’t even use a pasta that could potentially have cross contamination. I’m not kidding you when I say severe. Lol. Thank you again…looks delicious!

  3. Hi! Love your recipes! Question on this one? Does the 2 eggs make this dish “eggy?” My husband and son don’t like anything that’s too obvious in containing eggs like an egg bake, quiche, strata…
    But they do like waffles, popovers and any egg/ricotta filling stuffed in Italian food like lasagna, manicotti, ravioli, etc. Thanks so much!

  4. This was really good. I did halve the recipe, there were three of us and we still had left overs. My son wasn’t a big fan of the sausage but I think it really added to the flavor. I might chop it up a little smaller next time. I will definitely be making this again.

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