Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Nothing beats a creamy, cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole! Just toss leftover or rotisserie chicken, broccoli, pasta, soup, yogurt and cheese in a casserole, top with Cheez-Its and bake.  Easy to make, easy to cleanup and you get a deliciously nutritious dinner on the table for those busy weeknights when you just don’t have the time to cook.

Closeup of spoonful of Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole.

 

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake

Today has been a whirlwind in my kitchen. I’ve been cooking all day to make sure I had plenty of easy to grab breakfasts for the busy month ahead (you know, since we’re moving) and, at the end of the day, all I wanted to do was get out of the kitchen for a break. But someone had to get dinner on the table (that’s me) and I knew it was going to have to be something simple and quick.

Closeup of chicken broccoli casserole before baking.

Since I hadn’t planned anything, I had to see what I had on hand. Looking through my refrigerator I found chicken breasts and broccoli, which compliment each other so well, along with cheddar cheese and a can of cream of chicken soup from the pantry.  And since I love making baked chicken with yogurt, like my easy Cheesy Chicken Rollups, I added that to the mix as well as some pasta to make it a little more filling. (Of course, who doesn’t love creamy cheesy pasta when you need a little comfort) Now all I have to do is whip it all together and pour it into a casserole dish. 

Spoonful of Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

 

But wait! You’ve got to top it with some crumbled Cheez-its, which I used as a substitute for bread crumbs or panko. “Cause what’s a casserole without a crunchy top? In fact, we liked this new topping so much that I know I’ll be using it in place of  bread crumbs a lot more often in the future. All in all, this spur of the moment cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole was a big hit. It turned out so creamy and delicious that it’s now our go-to for busy weeknight dinners.

How to Make Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Ingredients laid out for Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

Gather all the ingredients. Prepare the pasta and broccoli by cooking per package directions.

Steps to make Chicken Pasta Bake.

  1. In a large bowl, combine cream of chicken soup and yogurt.
  2. Add cut-up rotisserie chicken, cooked broccoli, cooked pasta and cheese.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Place in square baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  5. Crumble Cheez-Its or other cheesy crackers on top.
  6. Now it’s ready to bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Plated Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole with casserole in back and green napkin beside plate.

Remove from oven and serve immediately. This casserole can be on the table in about 30 minutes. And the leftovers are just as good as the first time around. Great for packing in work lunches or for an after school snack for those growing kids. I’d call that one winner winner chicken dinner! Enjoy!

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5 from 3 votes
EASY CHICKEN BROCCOLI PASTA CASSEROLE
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Creamy and delicious chicken broccoli casserole is easy to make and simple to clean up. It's a nutritious all-in-one dish for those nights when you just don't have the time to cook.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: cheesy chicken pasta bake, chicken broccoli casserole, chicken broccoli pasta casserole
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 490 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, cut up or 2 leftover cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 9-oz package frozen broccoli florets thawed
  • 1 can reduced fat cream of chicken soup Cream of celery or mushroom can also be used
  • 2 Tablespoons fat free plain yogurt low fat mayonnaise can be subbed for yogurt
  • 6 oz. cooked pasta
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Cheez-Its or other cheesy cracker (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8”x 8” baking dish by spraying with a non-stick spray.
  2. Cut up rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken into chunks.

  3. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  4. In a large bowl, mix cream of chicken soup and yogurt. Fold in thawed broccoli, chicken, noodles and cheese then pour into dish. Sprinkle top with crushed crackers for an added crunch.

  5. Bake 20-25 minutes. If preparing ahead of time and refrigerating, bake for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
EASY CHICKEN BROCCOLI PASTA CASSEROLE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 912mg38%
Potassium 861mg25%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 589IU12%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated. Original post was first published on December 15, 2013.

Nothing beats a creamy, cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole! Just toss leftover or rotisserie chicken, broccoli, pasta, soup, yogurt and cheese in a casserole, top with Cheez-Its and bake.  Easy to make, easy to cleanup and you get a deliciously nutritious dinner on the table for those busy weeknights when you just don\'t have the time to cook. #recipe #easy #cheesy #30minute #broccoli #chicken #onepanmeal #rotisseriechicken #chicken #dinner #withnoodles #creamy

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    wilhelmina
    08/31/2019 at 5:34 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a keeper! My family loved it!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/03/2019 at 3:58 pm

      Yay! Always love it when the family loves the same dish. Makes it so much easier on us.

  • Reply
    Shiho
    08/31/2019 at 4:21 pm

    5 stars
    It was my life savor on last Friday as I have been so busy lately. This chicken casserole was just so simple and delicious to make!! Thank you 😀

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/03/2019 at 3:57 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! Same reason I make it ’cause life just gets a little crazy sometimes. 🙂

  • Reply
    Cindy
    08/28/2019 at 4:25 pm

    5 stars
    It’s crazy but I’m thinking about the holidays and think this would fit the bill for a feast – yum! tysm

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