• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 8

Cheesy Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Bake

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 Ingredients List

  • 6 Slices of Bacon
  • 2 cups roasted chicken breast, skin removed, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 2 cups Smoked Mozzarella
  • 1 cup sharp cheese, grated
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, crushed, dried
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
Add pasta and cook 2 minutes less than suggestion cooking time on pasta box. Drain pasta, rinse under warm water, drain again, coat pasta in a little olive oil to prevent sticking and set aside.
Mix seasoning blend and set aside.
Dice bacon and fry until crisp. Reserve bacon grease.
In a large pot add butter, 2 tablespoons of bacon grease over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook about 2-3 minutes.
Add flour and whisk well for about 2 minutes.
Add milk and whisk well.
Reduce heat to medium low, add spices and cheese by the handful until cheese is melted.
Stir chicken and pasta into cheese sauce, mix well. Place mixture into a greased 13X9 casserole dish.
Top with bacon and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Allow pasta to cool slightly before serving.

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