Lazy Chicken Parmesan & Pasta Bake
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
All the flavors of a traditional Chicken Parmesan and Pasta...with half the fuss! Toss together cooked pasta with marinara, then toss chicken and Parmesan cheese together in a separate bowl. Finally, layer the pasta, chicken and some shredded cheese and you’ve got yourself a perfectly LAZY Chicken Parmesan & Pasta Bake!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 12 - oz. box(es) penne pasta
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 - cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar(s) marinara sauce
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Garnish: - chopped basil**
  • Garnish: - grated Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the pasta, to al dente and drain. Return to pan and mix in the marinara/spaghetti sauce. Then pour the pasta and sauce into the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, toss the shredded chicken with the grated Parmesan cheese. Then add a layer of the chicken-Parmesan mixture on top of the pasta. Then cover with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cheese has melted on top. Garnish with more grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil.
  5. Serve Lazy Chicken Parmesan & Pasta Bake with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cook 2 boxes of pasta, al dente - about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and add to large mixing bowl. Toss with 2 jars of marinara sauce.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, toss 4 cups shredded chicken with 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese.

To each disposable tray, layer the following ingredients:

  • Half of the marinara-pasta mixture into each tray
  • Half of the chicken-Parmesan mixture into each tray
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when you use small shell gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Lazy Chicken Parmesan & Pasta Bake

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, keep covered and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake another 10 minutes.
Serve with salad.

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