Creamy Chicken Bacon Casserole

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Make this creamy chicken bacon casserole tonight! It’s made with flavorful caesar marinated chicken, yummy pasta, and lots of bacon! I love, love, love a good casserole. When I can cover the entire meal – it just makes me happy and makes my life easier.

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My family is a huge fan of casseroles, too. So making this chicken and bacon pasta casserole just makes sense!

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Other casserole recipes we have shared and loved are Baked Zucchini PastaChicken Cordon Bleu CasseroleTurkey Noodle Casserole, Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese, and Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potato Casserole. If you have an Instant Pot, then you might like our recipe for Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta, too!

If you are looking to add a side dish to this recipe (totally not required), I highly recommend Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts! You could also serve it with whole wheat french bread.

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Can I freeze this chicken bacon casserole recipe?

Yes, this recipe is very freezer-friendly!

  1. Prepare the recipe to the point of baking (but don’t bake).
  2. Wrap the casserole in two layers of foil.
  3. Label the foil with the baking instructions, date, and name of the casserole.
  4. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  5. When ready to eat, defrost in the refrigerator overnight and bake as directed in the recipe.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

More on freezing casseroles:

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Can I add veggies to this casserole?

If you want to add some extra vegetables to your casserole, I recommend chopping up broccoli or cauliflower and adding it to the casserole before baking.

Can I substitute rice for pasta?

If you prefer rice in your casserole over pasta (or just don’t have any pasta on hand), you can absolutely substitute it in this recipe. Simply swap out two cups of cooked white or brown rice in place of the pasta.

Can I use a different kind of pasta?

Yes, you can use any tube or twist-shaped pasta in this recipe. Small shell pasta will also work. Just follow the directions on the box to cook the pasta prior to mixing it into the casserole.

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A blue casserole dish filed with a casserole made of chicken, pasta, and bacon.

Chicken Bacon Casserole

Aileen Clark
Make this tasty chicken bacon casserole tonight! It's made with flavorful caesar marinated chicken, hearty pasta, and lots of bacon! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 833 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup prepared caesar salad dressing
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley minced
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta

Instructions
 

  • Combine diced chicken breast and caeser dressing in a large ziplock back. Refrigerate and let marinate 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F, Grease a large casserole dish and set aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons butter in a medium sauce pan.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and cook in butter, until well browned. About 7 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan and place inside a large greased casserole dish.
  • Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter, mushrooms, and onions inside pan.
  • Cook over medium heat until soft and carmelized, about 8 minutes.
  • Add your flour into the onions and mushrooms and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Whisk the broth and cream into the mushroom mixture, bring to boil, constantly stirring. Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Mix in the bacon, swiss cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into the onion mixture and cook until cheese is melted.
  • Pour over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle diced tomatoes and parsley over casserole.
  • Bake, uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Cook angel hair pasta according to pacakge directions.
  • Remove casserole from oven and mix in cooked pasta.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 833kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 43gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 1433mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8g
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