This dish is A Dash of Sanity fan favorite!
We hope you continue to enjoy it and as always we love to hear your twist and takes on this baked dish.
This is the best pasta bake I have ever had and it is because it is so creamy, there is not one dry noodle in this dish. I got this recipe from a dear friend, work out buddy, Hilarie and her girls, Gabbie (4 years) and Izabella (7 years) are a part of our family, basically coming to my home daycare since they were born. About 3 years ago she told me of the casserole dish, it sounded amazing so of course I asked for the recipe. It was so good but for my family the sun-dried tomatoes were a little strong so the next time I made it I added some parmesan and viola it was an instant (well, second time around) hit. Hope you and your family enjoy it too.
Serve with Artisan Bread Sticks: http://www.adashofsanity.com/2013/10/artisan-breadsticks/
Creamy pasta dish that is easy to put together, bake and serve.
- ½ lb of fettuccine, boiled to al dente and drained
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
- ½ cup half-and-half
- ½ cup grated parmesan
- 1 ½ cups of cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
- ½ cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into thin strips
- 2 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
- 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese for topping
- Note: I double this recipe every time and then set aside a small portion to go dish for a friend that has 2-4 people in their family that may need a quick meal.
Heat oven to 350. Spray baking dish; square 8x8 or oval dish, with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed and drain.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in half-and-half and 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese. Stir in chicken, tomatoes and bacon.
Add pasta to chicken mixture; toss gently to mix well. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoon of parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until hot in the center.
My review: My favorite thing about this “bake” or casserole is that it is so creamy and that unlike a normal pasta dish where the sauce is just on top, this sauce is on every part, of every noodle. SAUCY!
Kids review: When I asked them what their favorite part of the dish was (I knew they liked it because they ate it without crying) the girls screamed in chorus, “the chicken and all the sauce”. Scream in chorus…is not unusual for girls. In fact if you have girls, then you have probably invested in the same ear plugs that I have.