This looks so freaking good. Bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until mozzarella has melted. Mothercrone: I am glad that you enjoyed it! Can I make it in a 9×13 pan? Packed full of veggies and mad, AD - Christmas Mini Pavlova Wreath To freeze, simply wrap the dish up after sprinkling the cheese on. Enjoy some of the tastiest recipes from Closet Cooking along with exclusive cookbook recipes! Bake for 20-30 minutes until the cheese is golden. If you want to bulk up the meal add a side salad and garlic bread. I think I'll incorporate a pack of frozen spinach to get more vegetables and the green color should be a nice contrast. It looks delicious! With the cooler weather here I don’t have to worry about the heat that having the oven on will create and that means that things like casseroles are back on the menu! This is the best pasta meal I've had in a long time- quick, easy and absolutely delish! 3. OMG…I am literally wiping the drool off my chin. Defrost, then heat to piping hot in the oven. Stir everything together and then add the hot cooked pasta. This winter has been very strange so far in Michigan. There is just something that is magical about the combination of the tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, mozzarella and cream and it works so amazingly well in this pasta casserole! Chicken and pesto is such a winning combination. yeah it was that good….company good!The only change I made was I added chicken sausages sliced up and mixed in because I have 4 boys!! This is one awesome casserole!!! Caprese is one of my all time favorite flavor combos. Hi Kevin—love all your recipes! In a skillet or casserole pan, mix fusilli, cherry tomatoes, and pesto. Cooking cream could be swapped for regular cream or a dairy free alternative. YUMMY! This Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake will surely become a family favorite with a creamy pesto sauce baked with whole wheat penne pasta and chicken and topped with cheese! LOL! 1. Pinning to group boards everywhere! One of the best things about this casserole is how the cherry tomatoes on top roast up, concentrating their flavour, and how the ones in the middle explode with warm tomato-y goodness in your mouth! Thanks! I made it pretty much as written except I forgot to add the balsamic (darn!) Search, watch, and cook every single Tasty recipe and video ever - all in one place! For this recipe I used leftover grilled chicken breast. It is creamy and delicious and the pesto really added a lovely flavor. That cheese!! 51 Comments All of the flavours of a caprese salad including tomatoes, basil pesto and plenty of melted mozzarella in a baked pasta casserole. Pasta Bake. Made with a creamy pesto sauce and topped with golden cheese. Top with grated parmesan and mozzarella balls. This looks hearty & great for the snow we are having!! Reserve half a cup of pasta cooking water before draining the pasta. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pot of boiling water. I love caprese anything! Or maybe it’s the baby peas embedded like ugly diamonds. The perfect transition food from summer to fall. Cook the pasta as directed and when it is done mix in the marinara sauce, cream, parmesan, balsamic vinegar, pesto, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. We hold major institutions accountable and expose wrongdoing. I like it so much…and that melted cheese with cream is amazing…. Can I freeze this meal? Thank you for posting this deliciousness!! Required fields are marked *. Pesto. October 28, 2020 by Vanya Leave a Comment. Cook fusilli to very al dente, or about 3-4 minutes before the package instructs for cook time, then drain pasta. However, there’s no work on your part to shred them since this is a blend sold in your store’s dairy case. 4. Kevin this looks amazing and so perfectly cozy for fall. Just in time for Christmas I ha, If you love Tiramisu and you love Nutella then thi, Chicken Stirfry Thanks! I love cooking, baking, sharing recipes and of course eating. Love this perfect family dinner. Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper and Kalamata Olive Mac n Cheese, Chicken, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Lasagna, Pesto Zucchini Fritters with Caprese Bruschetta Topping, Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions, 12 ounces pasta (gluten free for gluten free), 1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano (parmesan) grated. Serve immediately. Because let’s face it. Thanks! A fast and easy chicken pasta bake. I made this last night. Self care and ideas to help you live a healthier, happier life. Killer casserole, Kevin! The Best of Closet Cooking! Want BuzzFeed Tasty right in your inbox?