Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole – for when you can’t decide between Mexican and Italian for dinner! This is super easy to make and tastes AMAZING! Chicken, pasta, Alfredo sauce, taco seasoning, salsa, onion, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
Easy Make-Ahead Chicken and Pasta Casserole
This recipe combines all of my favorite foods – chicken, Mexican food and pasta. Perfect for when you can’t decide between taco night and pasta night! I love everything about this Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole. Chicken, pasta, taco seasoning, Alfredo sauce, salsa, and cheese. We ate this for lunch and leftover for dinner the same day. It was that good! Serve this with some crusty bread and a side salad and you are in for a treat!
How to Make Mexican Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole
This Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole is super easy to make. Start with boiling the pasta. While the pasta is cooking, chop the cooked chicken and mix together the Alfredo sauce, salsa, taco seasoning, onion, and ricotta cheese. Add the cooked pasta to the chicken mixture and spread into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Top the casserole with some grated parmesan cheese and bake.
To cut down on prep time, I used a rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this recipe. Rotisserie chickens are my number one shortcut. They make casseroles like this a breeze! I always have some pulled rotisserie chicken in the freezer.
I like to use Rao’s jarred Alfredo sauce. I also like Trader Joe’s jarred Alfredo sauce. For the salsa, I used Mateo’s. I buy it at Walmart and Costco. It is the BEST!
Can Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole be Frozen
This Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. I love walking in after a long day and popping the casserole dish in the oven for an easy dinner. This also makes a great freezer meal. You can even split the pasta between two 8-inch pans and cook one now and freeze one for later. I freeze this casserole unbaked. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw the casserole completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed below.
You can also freeze any leftovers for a quick meal later. To reheat after freezing, thaw completely and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.
This is a great casserole to take to someone that just had a baby or surgery. It is also great for potlucks!
What to Serve with Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole
This Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole has quickly become a favorite in our house. It is so quick and easy to make. We like to top our pasta with some extra salsa. Sometimes we even add a little sour cream too. YUM! Here are some of our favorite side dishes that go great with this yummy Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole:
prep time: 15 minscook time: 50 mins total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Mexican Chicken Alfredo Casserole – for when you can’t decide between Mexican and Italian for dinner! This is super easy to make and tastes AMAZING! Chicken, pasta, Alfredo sauce, taco seasoning, salsa, onion, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. #casserole #chicken #pastacasserole #chickenalfredo #mexicanfood