This tastes like classic chicken parmesan... in casserole form! Chicken Parmesan Casserole combines, crispy chicken, rich marinara sauce, delicious cheese, and tender pasta for a favorite family dinner, that is as easy as it is delicious!
16 ouncespenne pasta
36ouncesmarinara sauce(about 3 cups)
1/3cupgrated parmesan cheese
1tbspItalian bread crumbs
chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Prepare the pasta per package directions to al dente.
While the pasta cooks chop the chicken into small bite-sized pieces. Then mix the chicken, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese together.
Once the pasta is done, drain and add to a large (2.5 qt) casserole dish. Mix in the marinara sauce mixture until all of the noodles are evenly coated. Top the casserole with the mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top of the cheese and return to the oven for 5 more minutes. For extra crispy topping, broil for 1-3 minutes.
Garnish the top with freshly chopped basil and serve hot.