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Chicken Carbonara Pasta Bake

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Chicken Carbonara Pasta Bake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

Traditional Carbonara pasta turned into an amazing pasta bake that’s sure to become a family-favorite! ...MORE+ LESS-

March 23, 2018

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked penne pasta
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked, chopped
1
jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce
6
slices bacon, cooked, chopped (6 tablespoons)
1
egg
1
teaspoon pepper
1
cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook 12 oz uncooked penne pasta as directed on package until al dente. Drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3
    In large bowl, combine drained cooked pasta, 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked, chopped, 1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce, 3 tablespoons chopped cooked bacon, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon pepper; stir gently to combine. Pour mixture in baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove from oven. Top evenly with remaining 3 tablespoons chopped cooked bacon and 1 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over top before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Use pre-cooked chicken or a deli rotisserie chicken to help save time!
  • Use chopped pancetta (Italian bacon) instead of regular bacon for a more savory flavor!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
53%
Saturated Fat
19g
95%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
170mg
56%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
2g
Protein
40g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • You don’t have to go to Italy to sample this chicken carbonara recipe. The origin of carbonara is still a mystery, but we’re happy it’s still popular today, and is even easier to make in your own kitchen. The word “carbonara” refers to the pasta sauce which is made by combining bacon, egg and cream. The combination of the creamy Alfredo sauce, bits of bacon and egg make this dish a true carbonara feast, and the added protein from the chicken helps to keep you satisfied. This recipe proves that bacon and chicken together is never a bad idea. Feel the same way? We have more recipes you’ll enjoy like our Chicken-Bacon Alfredo Penne Casserole or this Bacon Chicken Bake. There’s no need to chicken out! Whether you’re a novice cook or an expert, our easy chicken recipes are made for every level.

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