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Chicken Parmesan Casserole with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce #choppedathome @SargentoCheese

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small chunks
  • 1 16 ounce package whole grain penne, cooked al dente
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 15 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 ounce container plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 8-ounce package Sargento Chefs Blends 6 Cheese Italian Blend

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a medium to large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat, and sauté chicken until cooked and no longer pink on the inside. Place on top of the cooked pasta in a 11 x 13 casserole dish.
  • In the same pan as the chicken sauté onions, garlic, and red pepper until soften and onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper onto the onion mixture. Give it a couple stirs and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Slow stir in the plain greek yogurt.
  • Stir the creamy red pepper sauce into the chicken and pasta until all of the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • Sprinkle and slow stir in the parmesan cheese into the pasta mixture.
  • Sprinkle the Sargento Chefs Blends 6 Cheese Italian Blend over top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

Make ahead instructions
This recipe can be made ahead completely and frozen into portions.
You can also prepare the recipe up until you bake it. Wrap in foil and freeze. Take out the night before and let thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Continue with baking directions. You might need to add on 15 - 20 minutes depending if it is still frozen.
You can also prepare components of this meal ahead of time. For example, the chicken, sauce, and pasta can all be made ahead of time and frozen separately. When ready to make thaw in the refrigerator. Heat sauce on the stove then mix all the ingredients together, sprinkle cheese on top, cover with foil and continue with baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g