Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake
This chicken and bacon pasta bake includes tender chicken breast, lots of smoky bacon bits, lots of cheese, and of course pasta to make it all complete. A creamy, savory sauce combines with all the other flavors to make for a make-again one-pot meal the whole family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 8 slices bacon , thick and meaty
- 1 pound chicken breast , cut into strips
- 1-½ cups macaroni, uncooked
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup pepper Jack cheese, shredded
- ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
- 4 ounces sour cream
- 2 Tbs butter
- ½ cup cream or milk
- ¼ tsp salt, more to taste
- ¼ tsp black pepper, more to taste
- 2 Tbs garlic, minced
- 2 cups broccoli , cut in bite-sized pieces
- 1 Tbs dry oregano
Cook bacon in iron skillet. May have to do two batches.
While bacon is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions.
When bacon is done, remove from pan and drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cook the chicken, garlic, and oregano in the skillet on low-medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn chicken, add broccoli, cover and cook 5 minutes more.
When pasta is done, drain, add butter, half the cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses, all the parmesan cheese, sour cream, and milk. Stir and melt slightly on low heat for 5 minutes uncovered.
Uncover chicken and broccoli mixture and crumble half of the bacon over top.
Pour macaroni mixture over chicken/broccoli mixture.
Top with the rest of the cheese and bacon and bake 15-20 minutes or until browned.
Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1149IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 437mg | Iron: 1mg