Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne

Creamy, cheesy chicken alfredo and penne, baked to perfection… for the white sauce pasta lovers! 

Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne | Creme de la Crumb

If there are two things I love it is 1) creamy, saucy dishes involving lots of cheese and pasta noodles, and 2) extremely easy dinners that will please almost anyone I serve them to. And I’m sure you’ve figured out that this recipe is very much both of those things.

Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne | Creme de la Crumb
The first step is to boil some penne noodles, just til tender. I actually had a jar of both white and wheat mixed in together so I just used both and I loved how it turned out. While the noodles are boiling, cook the chicken on the stove. It’s only seasoned with salt and pepper because you’re going to be covering it with that creamy cheesy sauce I mentioned earlier. So cook the chicken, chop it up, and then whip up your saaaaauce. So easy. So creamy. So cheesy. So YUM.

Then just throw all of that into a bowl – the noodles, the chicken, and the sauce – and give it a good stir. Dump all of that pasta happiness into a casserole dish, top it off with more cheese because, CHEESE, and then bake it for a few minutes. And that’s all she wrote you guys. Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne. Your life is forever changed.

Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne | Creme de la Crumb
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Creamy, cheesy chicken alfredo and penne, baked to perfection!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6
  • 8 ounces penne noodles (I used a combination of white and whole wheat)
  • 2-3 chicken breasts + salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups heavy cream or milk (I used fat free half & half)
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: parsley for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add penne noodles to a large pot, cover noodles with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil until easily pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside.
  2. Pound chicken to ½ inch thickness and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook in a greased skillet over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Chop into 1 inch pieces and set aside.
  3. In the skillet where you cooked the chicken (you can just wipe it out with a paper towel to get rid of any leftover tidbits from he chicken) melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, sprinkle flour over the butter and stir til it clumps together. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Stir in garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste (I used about 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper) Add ⅓ cup parmesan cheese and stir until melted and completely incorporated.
  4. In a large bowl combine cooked penne, chicken, and the sauce and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melty and begins to brown around the edges. Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired and serve.


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So delicious and easy to make. Wonderul recipe even my 4 y/o daughter and 6 y/o son loved it.

    Yay! Oh I love hearing when kids like these recipes as much as their parents do – it can be so hard to get the whole family to love the same thing, sounds like this one is a winner for your family!! 🙂

This was so good! I came across it in a random Google search.

I increased the pasta to a box of whole wheat (about 13.5 oz). Used milk instead of cream and mixed 1/2-3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan inside of the sauce with just a sprinkle on top at the end.

I also had to make the sauce in another pan because mine got too brown from cooking the chicken. at the end I had to bake it closer to 20 minutes to get it to brown (probably because of extra pasta).

This was so good though, definitely a new favorite! Thank you for the recipe!

Tiffany, I have to complement you on this recipe.This is the best chicken alfredo I have ever had. I doubled the recipe so I could have another nights dinner for the family and so glad I did. I used a Costco roasted chicken but everything else was exact. Thank you for posting this.

Loved this recipe! As a college student I’m always looking for easy dinners and this was sooo delicious! All my roommates loved it too, definitely making again. Thank you!

Tiffany, Thank You for this recipe! Just made it tonight for dinner. My 5 & 7 year old boys LOVED it!
So did my husband and I as well. It gets “tricky” finding new recipes that my family will like and eat.
But this one’s a keeper! The only three things that I did a little different from your instructions were…
Made closer to 12 oz.’s of tri-colored penne pasta, baked the chicken breasts for 30 min. at 350 degrees,
and added shredded Italian cheese blend to the parmesan cheese, but still totaling 1 cup.
Wonderful dinner!!!

Made this a few weeks ago & the whole family loved it!! My kids are 7, 11 & 4 months so I love it when I find an easy to make recipe that is also delish. Definitely my new favorite. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Made this last week & my family loved it!! My kids are 11, 7 & 4 months so I love when I find an easy recipe that is also delicious. Definitely my new favorite! Thanks for sharing😉

Do you think the outcome would change much if I added some fresh mushrooms? I am always trying to add in more veggies into our meals. Thanks!

Great recipe, easy to follow! I added 10 oz steamed broccoli, steamed in the microwave for about a minute less than the bag called for, and well drained. Folded in after mixing the pasta, chicken and sauce, so it wouldn’t fall apart too much. Came out beautifully and was so delicious that my friend who doesn’t like broccoli ate every bite. 🙂

This is great! My family loves this. I add more cheese, but we love cheese! Better than any restaurant one I’ve had. I make this a lot.

Absolutely wonderful. The first chicken alfredo recipe that had BOTH the kids asking for seconds, AND thirds.

Can this be made ahead and frozen?

I made this for Superbowl Sunday for my roommate and his friends. They absolutely loved it!i did make a whole box of pasta and doubled up on the Alfredo sauce. Thanks for the great recipe! I’ll definitely be keeping this in my rotation to make again for sure.

This taste so good my kids love it for sure this is added to my favorite new recipes. Thanks

    Kid approved- woohoo! Happy to hear it was enjoyed by all!