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Chicken Parmesan Casserole -

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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This warm, cheesy casserole is a perfect weeknight meal!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Units Scale
  • 14 ounces box of bite-sized pasta like penne or rotini
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 28 ounces jar marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into 1″ cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, and drain.
  3. While pasta cooks, spray a 12″ skillet or dutch oven with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion, chicken, salt, a few grinds of pepper, and garlic. Saute until onion is tender and chicken is cooked through. Stir in marinara sauce, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, heat butter in a glass bowl in the microwave until melted. Stir bread crumbs and basil into the melted butter, and set aside.
  5. Turn off heat on the sauce. Stir in cooked pasta and mozzarella cubes, and transfer pasta mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle buttery bread crumbs over the pasta, and sprinkle parmesan cheese over that.
  6. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian