Video: Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole -

Video: Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole

A creamy, one-pan chicken pasta with Alfredo and pesto sauces.

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This video shows you how to make a quick-and-easy, creamy chicken pesto. Prepared pesto and Alfredo sauces combine with cubed chicken, tomatoes, spinach, and Italian cheeses to create an impressive one-dish meal you bake in the oven. Topped with a bread crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture, the casserole comes out of the oven bubbly and beautifully golden brown. And the best part: it’s even better on day two! Watch the video, then get linda’s 5-star recipe for Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole. This is a terrific recipe for using up leftover chicken. It works great with rotisserie chicken, too. See more casserole videos >>

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Nov. 24, 2014 7:39 am
At a whopping 760 calories per serving, I must say it's not exactly diet-friendly. I did make it and it was good but there has got to be a way to lighten this dish up! Maybe it was the jarred pesto sauce I used. There was a layer of olive oil floating on top of that.
Nov. 6, 2014 7:06 am
Hi. I was wondering if there was something else to substitute the tomatoes? My husband is highly allergic to tomatoes. Any suggestions? Can I just leave out the tomatoes, or will that make it kinda dry?
Nov. 6, 2014 6:34 am
Listen, anyone worried about the calorie/fat content should definitely not make this dish. Pesto, Alfredo, Parmesan, pasta, etc. Anyone who cooks will know immediately that this is calorie and fat laden. Having said that, I'm making it tonight! Life's too short to not eat well. Portion control, people.
Jun. 26, 2014 8:04 am
Made this last night and it was delicious! I made a couple of changes as I am cutting back on gluten. I used Schar Penne pasta and my homemade breadcrumbs, I did not worry about the Alfredo sauce...just used it. I will definitely make this again, it is a winner.
Jun. 25, 2014 10:21 am
Yumm! I tried half the pesto but will include more next time. I did use a light Alfredo sauce and skim milk which worked fine.
Jun. 24, 2014 1:29 pm
Any alternative to the Alfredo sauce?
Jun. 19, 2014 9:42 am
Just click on the name of the recipe in the caption and you will find all the nutritional info below the recipe at the botom of the page.
Jun. 18, 2014 5:43 pm
Agree with Bev, can you advise if you display the nutrition info for recipes. I am diabetic and having this info with the recipes would be extremely beneficial. Thanks
Nana Bev 
Jun. 18, 2014 9:45 am
Can you provide calorie and fat count for the recipes? Is there someplace I can go to locate that information. New subscriber. Love the recipes but I'm gaining weight. Thanks. Bev
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