No-Boil Chicken Penne – cooked chicken, pasta sauce, ricotta, basil, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Everything bakes in the oven, even the pasta! This makes a lot. We ate it for dinner and lunch the next day. It was equally delicious reheated. Serve with with some crusty garlic bread and a salad for an easy weeknight meal! The whole family gobbled this up!
No-Boil pasta casseroles are one of my favorite weeknight meals! It only takes a minute to assemble and the oven does all the work! This No-Boil Chicken Penne is one of our new favorites! Chicken, pasta sauce, ricotta, basil, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. What’s not to like?!?!?!
I used half of a rotisserie chicken in this recipe. I always have some rotisserie chicken in the freezer for casseroles. I used a jar of Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Marinara sauce. It is my absolute favorite jarred pasta sauce. I use it in all my pasta casseroles!
This makes a lot. We ate it for dinner and lunch the next day. It was equally delicious reheated. Serve with with some crusty garlic bread and a salad for an easy weeknight meal!
Yield: serves 8
No-Boil Chicken Penne
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 5 mins
1 (26-oz) jar pasta sauce
1-1/2 cups water
1 (15-oz) container ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
8-oz uncooked penne pasta
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly grease 9×13 pan; set aside.
Combine sauce, water, ricotta 1 cup of mozzarella, cooked chicken, parmesan and penne. Pour into 9×13 pan and cover with foil.
Bake for 55 minutes.
Remove foil and top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped basil.