Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake

We love how easy this Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake is and the family devoured it.  This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd.  We used precooked grilled chicken strips and they were delicious.  You could even use a rotisserie chicken.  Add this favorite to your meal rotation.

Serves: 6

Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake

You will love how easy and delicious this chicken dish is. We love the right amount of pesto flavor too!

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 8 ounces pasta, I used mostaccioli
  • 10 ounces diced chicken, I used precooked grilled chicken strips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. If using precooked chicken, thaw and diced into small pieces. If using raw chicken cook thoroughly and dice.
  2. In a large bowl combine the shredded cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, pesto, whipping cream and parmesan cheese.
  3. Add cooked pasta and cooked chicken to the cheese mixture. Toss to coat evenly.
  4. Transfer to a greased 9 x 9 casserole baking dish.
  5. Combine melted butter and dry bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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