I served the pasta with some Cheesy Pinwheel rolls. I used a half batch of the cheesy pinwheels and put them in muffin tins to make rolls. They are highly addictive, so be warned!
Creamy Chicken Rosa Bake
- 2 cups penne pasta
- ¼ cup pasta water.
- 2 large chicken breast, cooked and chopped (I seasoned the chicken with some garlic seasoning)
- 1 jar (15oz) Bertolli Four Cheese Rosa sauce
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 2 oz Asiago cheese, grated (or Parmesan)
Preheat oven to 375.
In large saucepan, cook the penne pasta for 7-9 minutes (al dente). Reserve ¼ cup pasta water. Drain the pasta and return to pan. Add chicken, peas, sauce and pasta water. (I dumped the sauce into the pan and added the pasta water to the sauce jar and shook it to get the remaining sauce out of the jar). Mix well.
Transfer mixture to 9×13 pan. Top with grated cheese and bake for 25 minutes.
Only suggestion I would make is to reduce the amount of pasta a bit. It was a bit dry. On the plus side….this is a great recipe to fix and add any odd leftovers in your fridge, sun dried tomatoes, any cooked veggies, bacon bits…pretty yummy! Thanks!
TheMoMo – I prefer to bake it with a little garlic salt sprinkled on the chicken. I also like to use rotisserie chicken from Sams or Costco.
Steph, how long and what temp did you bake the chicken?
How did you cook the chicken beforehand? Never sure if its best to bake, boil or pan-fry.
mkkiki – you can divide the recipe into 2 pans and freeze one for later.
can i fix in two 8×8 pans and freeze one as the 9×13 way to much for us? also where can i get recipe for the rolls??
I just made it!! 🙂 but without the peas, and subsituted penne for egg noodles. Hope it tastes good 🙂
That looks excellent, who cares if part of it was from a jar? BERTOLLI! (said in the angry chef's voice from the commercial, lol)
Those rolls look amazing too.
I've seen that sauce kicking around the blogosphere for a while, but this is definitely the best use I've seen for it yet.
I agree with Big Dude, great looking meal. I really like Bertolli products. Their frozen pasta entrees are really good.
What a great looking meal and the rolls even look addictive. Since you're the second blogger this week with positive things to say about the cheeses sauce, we must give it a try.