Chicken Pesto & Penne Pasta Recipe
This chicken pesto pasta recipe is simple and delicious! My whole family loves it!
It reminds me of my family’s favorite poor man’s lasagna recipe. Combine meat, sauce, cheeses, and pasta for a delicious and easy meal that freezes well too! Change up the meat and the flavors a bit and we have another easy family favorite.
You can make your own pesto or buy it at the store. The Costco brand pesto is a really good one, so I just bought a jar from there. I like to use one jar of Classico Spicy Tomato and Basil sauce and one jar of a traditional or parmesan-y cheesy pasta sauce for the combined sauce (the cheesier, the better, right?). Keeping it easy and flavorful.
I used a full box (14.5 ounces) of penne pasta for the meals in the picture. As you can see, it will provide two 8×8 pans (or a 9×13) that are nearly overflowing. You can easily use less pasta if you prefer or there are deeper foil pans that would work well topyrex bakeo. Because the pans are so full, I think you might be able to get about 6-8 servings out of one 8×8.
This is an awesome freezer meal and it is also a great dish to make if you are feeding a large crowd!
I recently became involved in a freezer meal group in my neighborhood and this was a recipe that my neighbor made for us a few months ago. Once I tried it, I knew I needed to make it again and share it with you all too! Thanks, Jaclyn!
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