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Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe – Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

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Stay Home for Valentine’s Day dinner. Discover how to make the best creamy bacon & chicken rosa sauce casserole bake by mixing two Bertolli® Organic Sauces to make an easy, delicious and savory baked dinner recipe in approx 20 minutes.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Mouthwatering Chicken Rosa bake casserole

I’m tired of Valentine’s Day being stressful. Aren’t you?

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

And when it lands in the middle of the weak, that just makes it even harder to set up something special for that special someone in your life. Especially if you have kids. cause…hello! School Night!

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

I may be an adult, but I still have to deal with school night schedules and getting homework done, kids to bed on time. So how can we make a special valentine’s day date for the husband and me on a school night?

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Actually it can be really easy! When our day is packed full, we plan for an easy Valentine’s Day dinner, but with something extra special so it stands out from the typical day.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Here are some easy ways to make a special Valentine’s Day at home!

  • Plan your schedule to give you and your special someone an extra hour with each other with zero distractions. If that means kids go to bed a little earlier, so be it. You deserve this night.
  • Plan an easy activity for you and your special someone to do together. Some simple ideas include playing your favorite tabletop games, or video games if you both really enjoy them. You can watch a movie, or just spend an hour talking and reconnecting.
  • Set the scene with your favorite flowers.
  • Break out the nicest dishes. Well…nicer than the typical paper plates that is. 😉
  • Drink sparkling juice in wine glasses.
  • Add a special dessert at the end of the meal.
  • Make dinner extra special with this easy chicken casserole recipe
Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Easy Chicken Casserole recipe for someone special

The secret to making this easy Chicken Rosa Casserole Bake recipe is in the sauce.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

The trick is combing two separate and delicious sauces to make a mouthwatering and creamy rosa sauce.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

First, you want to use Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce.  It is made with non-GMO ingredients like plump tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and romano cheese.

The second sauce you will need is the Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce.  It is also made with non-GMO ingredients like fresh cream, whole milk, real butter, and aged Parmesan and Romano cheeses.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

The other secret for this easy chicken casserole recipe is using precooked ingredients. When I’m running late on time, I like to use some chicken chunks from the freezer section. But it can also be made with fresh chicken breast.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

After you cook the noodles, chicken and bacon; the rest is incredibly easy! Once you place all the ingredients mixed with the sauce into a small baking dish you will top with the Muenster cheese slices.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Finish off by sprinkling on the cheddar cheese, then bake.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Once finished, you can garnish with fresh parsley. Cilantro is also good, but I know several of you don’t like cilantro. So parsley is a great option for you.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Dish up and serve! Add candle light and even some light music to make the atmosphere special.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

This dish is great for just couples, but it also makes enough to also feed the kids so you don’t have to worry about making extra food just for them.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake
Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

You can get approximately 6 servings from this one recipe. If you find you prefer more chicken or bacon than the recipe calls for, go ahead and add more. You can easily adjust the portions to offer the right balance between meat and noodles.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

If you have someone who can’t eat noodles, those can also be omitted. Just add extra chicken and bacon in place of the noodles and proceed as directed by the recipe.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake
Yield: 6 servings

Easy Chicken Rosa Casserole bake

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Make the best romantic date night at home with this easy creamy bacon & chicken pasta casserole bake, mixing two Bertolli Organic Sauces to make an easy, delicious and savory baked dinner recipe in approx 20 minutes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • 1 bottle Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce.
  • 4-6 slices thick bacon cooked & chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices Muenster cheese
  • approximately 13 oz grilled chicken slices
  • 8 oz uncooked bow tie pasta
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring noodles to boil and cook until el dente (approximately 9-11 minutes)
  2. Cook bacon slices and chop
  3. Thaw chicken chunks or grill chicken strips in 1 T butter.
  4. Drain noodles
  5. Combine noodles, bacon, chicken in a bowl
  6. Pour in 1 bottle Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce and 1 bottle Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce
  7. Stir until well mixed
  8. Pour into 8X8 baking dish
  9. Place muenster slices on top
  10. Finish with sprinkling the cheddar cheese on top
  11. Bake in 350 oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and center is warm.
  12. Remove from Oven and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Notes

  • To make this extra easy, I use precooked chicken chunks from the freezer section of my local grocery store.
  • If you want to use fresh chicken breasts, slice into easy bite sized pieces and cook in 1 tablespoon butter with a dash of salt and pepper. Or you can cook it in the leftover bacon grease as well.
  • If you prefer more meat and less noodles, simply add in more meat. It's easy to adjust portions for your families preferences.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 serving spoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 765mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 35g

With this easy Chicken Rosa pasta casserole bake, you can make that special Valentines day dinner at home, with minimal effort.

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe - Bacon Chicken Rosa Bake

Be sure to check out Bertolli.com for more information and the sauces at:

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