Chicken Pasta Casserole

Big flavor, totally customizeable, and very little prep! These ideas will fill you up, and are super nice on your budget! I know casseroles have a bad rep, but throw all those connotations aside, because these ideas will save your wallet, and your taste buds at the same time!

Ingredients from our stockpile:

  • Canned Chicken Breast
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce (varies, see below)

What to do:

  • preheat oven to 350
  • boil water and cook pasta
  • mix pasta, sauce, and drained canned chicken together in a baking dish
  • bake for 30 minutes
  • enjoy!

Ideas:

Cheddar Cheese Sauce:

(Use elbow or rotini pasta!)

  • Add buffalo sauce and cream cheese for buffalo chicken pasta caserole
  • Toss in some tomatoes (fresh or canned diced tomatoes!)
  • Delicious, Delicious Bacon

Alfredo Sauce

(use penne or a long pasta like fettucine)

  • Toss in some spinach, and eat healthy(-er…healthier… but wasn’t that a goal of ours?)
  • Broccoli is another good, healthy choice!
  •  Add a can of creamy soup to make it even more filling! (Try cream of chicken, mushroom, or asparagus!)

Red Sauce (Aka tomato based sauce)

(best with ziti, but rotini is a solid option as well)

  • toss in some shredded mozzerella for a gooey meal!
  • chop up and add some extra produce for texture (think bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms!)
  • Don’t forget garlic bread! Toast a piece of bread, add some butter, salt, garlic powder and italian seasoning!

Do you have any cheap pasta recipes? Share them in the comments!

 

 

 

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