Yes, this pasta casserole doesn’t even require cooked pasta — just dried. It will take you five minutes to prep for the oven — no, we’re not exaggerating!!
This recipe is very flexible; leave out the chicken if you want a vegetarian dish. You can skip the final breadcrumb topping, too, to save time, but you will like the crunchy breadcrumbs. It tops off the casserole very nicely.
When this first comes out of the oven it will be gooey and bubbling — saucy and a bit soupy. As it cools it will firm up and thicken. After a night in the fridge this is a solid pasta casserole, able to be cut in wedges. While straight out of the oven is fantastic, it does make fantastic leftovers too.
Serves 4 to 6
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