I am sure many of you have seen the original recipe here: Two Timin' Pasta Bake, and I was not planning on writing a blog about it, but it was really good. I added chicken to it as Nathan complains when I try to get him eat meatless meals. Here is my version:
1 box penne pasta
15 oz jar of alfredo sauce
24 oz jar marinara sauce
2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
2 C shredded Italian cheeses (its what I had on hand)
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt, pepper, garlic powder to season
olive oil to fry chicken
First pan fry your chicken in olive oil with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder. While it is cooking start your water for your noodles.
Cook your noodles al dente. While the chicken and noodles cook, mix the marinara, alfredo, and mozzarella.
Once everything is cooked, cube the chicken and toss it and the noodles with the alredo/marinara sauce. Pour in greased 9x13 pan (or for us I used 2 8x8 pans and froze one).
Bake 25 minutes (or until bubbly); sprinkle with Italian cheese and bake 5 minutes more.
Now you have yummy, cheesy goodness! Even my kids ate it without complaining or questioning what it was!