Cheesy Bacon Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Bacon Chicken Casserole

With a family of TEN to feed, I’m often hunting around for new casserole recipes and often I come up with a few of my own. Casserole recipes are fairly simple: grain or pasta + meat + sauce + cheese = delicious dinner. I don’t have a name for this latest creation. Maybe I should just call this “Crazy Good Casserole” – It has chicken, bacon, cheese, creamy saucy goodness… It’s crazy good.

I threw this together one busy weeknight. I had a different casserole in mind, but I found I did not have all the ingredients. So I changed it up a bit and came out with a winner. This Cheesy Bacon Chicken Casserole is one of our favorites!

A printable recipe card can be found at the bottom of this post.

Need a healthier, low carb version of this delicious dish? Check out our Cheesy Bacon Chicken Cauliflower

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Cheesy Bacon Chicken Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 strips of quality bacon – cooked and crumbled
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 box (16 ounces) dried spiral pasta
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook and crumble bacon. While bacon is cooking, cut chicken into bite-sized chunks. Set cooked bacon aside for later use. In the same pan, cook chicken in bacon drippings. Add garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.

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While chicken is cooking, prepare pasta according to directions. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400.

Drain pasta, return to pot. Add chicken, both cans of cream of chicken soup, 1 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese – stir to mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish.

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Top with crumbled bacon.

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Top with remaining cup of Monterrey Jack cheese.

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Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes, just until cheese is melted and beginning to brown on top.

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Oh my goodness – this is crazy good! Creamy, yummy, bacony… We loved it!

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There are a number of ways to change this up and add new flavors: a packet of ranch dressing mix, green chilies, your favorite vegetables – check out the comments section below to see what other folks have added to this easy recipe!

Cheesy Bacon Chicken Casserole
Chicken, bacon, and creamy Monterrey Jack cheese come together for this delicious and easy casserole.
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Ingredients
  1. 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 6 strips of quality bacon – cooked and crumbled
  3. 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  4. 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  5. 1 box (16 ounces) dried spiral pasta
  6. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook and crumble bacon. While bacon is cooking, cut chicken into bite-sized chunks.
  2. Set cooked bacon aside for later use.
  3. In the same pan, cook chicken in bacon drippings.
  4. Add garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. While chicken is cooking, prepare pasta according to directions.
  6. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Drain pasta, return to pot.
  8. Add chicken, both cans of cream of chicken soup, 1 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese – stir to mix well.
  9. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  10. Top with crumbled bacon.
  11. Top with remaining cup of Monterrey Jack cheese.
  12. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes, just until cheese is melted and beginning to brown on top.
Notes
  1. http://www.thecoersfamily.com/cheesy-bacon-chicken-casserole-recipe
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7 thoughts on “Cheesy Bacon Chicken Cauliflower

  1. Gloria Wrenn

    You didn’t say how many carbs were on this recipe.

    1. Amanda Coers

      Hi Gloria :) I’m terrible with numbers and counting… which is why I have eight kids probably. I don’t normally list carb-fat-calorie counts on my recipes.

  2. sarahd103

    This looks fantastic! We will have to give it a try :)

  3. findinghappymediums

    can you freeze and reheat?

  4. Gail

    Made this tonight for dinner with just some spice additions (and no Glucomannan) and all 7 of us thought it was delicious, “a keeper”.

  5. liveinterculturally

    Would I prepare fresh cauliflower the same way as frozen?

    1. Amanda Coers

      Yes, it should be fine :)


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