Creamy Chicken Pasta Casserole





  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your 13x9 inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper flakes, and salt; cook until softened. Toss in the garlic and Italian seasoning and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and allow gently boiling (or vigorously simmering) for 15 minutes.
  • While the sauce simmers mix the Mozzarella and Parmesan together in a bowl. Also a good time to cook your pasta.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in the cream cheese and evaporated milk. Stir until combined well.
  • Slowly add half of the Mozzarella and Parmesan mixture while stirring (save the other half for the top.) Continue stirring or whisking until the cheese is melted in and combined. Taste to check for seasoning and add in salt and pepper to suit your taste.
  • Add the chicken and pasta to the sauce and toss (or stir) to coat completely with the sauce. Pour the entire mixture into the prepare casserole dish. Use a spoon to flatten it down into the dish.
  • Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese. Place the casserole into the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • After the cook time allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before servining.