Theresa's Mixed Nuts: 4 Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake

Thursday, March 22, 2012

4 Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake

This dish is one of my family's favorites! My kids don’t like any pasta with a red sauce, so they usually eat just plain noodles with a pat of butter. This is one pasta dish they will eat and I usually don’t have leftovers on because they gobble it right up.

4 cheese pasta


8 oz uncooked penne
2 tbs butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (about 10 oz) cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened and cubed
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup milk
1 jar (about 4oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup  Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 cups cooked and cubed boneless, skinless chicken breast

3 tbs butter, melted
3/4 cup crushed butter round crackers


Cook penne according to package directions. Drain, and set aside.
In a large skillet, sauté garlic in butter 2 minutes. Add the soup, cream cheese, cream and milk. Cook and stir just until cream cheese is melted. Stir in the mushrooms, cheeses, and spices. Cook Just until cheeses are melted. Add chicken breast and penne. Heat through.
Transfer to a 2 1/2 qt baking dish. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients, then sprinkle over pasta mixture. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Uncover, bake 15 minutes longer, until it is bubbly and golden brown.


  1. yum!! thanks..and I always have just a little bit of chicken left over that would be perfect in this recipe.

    1. That's what I love about this recipe! We always have these ingredients on hand, so when I'm stumped on what's for dinner, this is one of my go to recipes.

  2. Sounds and looks good!!! I bet my kids would enjoy this. My kids like red sauce and actually love spaghetti sauce, but they would love something like this too. Sounds good for when I don't know what to make...which happens often LOL.

    1. I want to be one of those super organized moms that has her weekly menu planned out, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I wake up every morning and stare into the freezer deciding what to make. Then I am grumpy because it takes too long to figure it out lol.

  3. Looks good! I should try this with my daughter, she doesn't like red sauce either. I'm always looking for new things to try because she's just such a picky eater. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. My kids are super picky too. And they do stupid things with their food. When I make spaghetti, neither want hamburger mixed in with their noodles, but have no problems eating it in a seperate bowl. I can't wait for them to get out of this stage!

  4. My kids like red sauce, but they like to try new things too. This looks yummy!

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  6. This looks so rich and scrumptious! I'm desperately craving for pasta right this moment and this recipe with 4 cheeses isn't helping when I'm at work sitting in front of the PC. LOL!

    ~Jayne (

  7. This looks delicious! i am always looking for new ideas :)

  8. I would love to try this dish!I never had anything like this that has called for whipping cream,this would be the first


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