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Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta

Spicy shredded buffalo chicken is mixed with pasta and four cheeses, then baked in this new scrumptious dinner classic, Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta Recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Baked Ziti

You know when you find something so amazing that you have to share it with all of your friends immediately?

Something amazing: Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta

My friends: All of you!

Four Cheese Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta

After eating a delicious Baked Ziti dish on a Progressive Dinner, my friend and fellow Buffalo Chicken addict, PK, suggested that I make a Buffalo Chicken Baked Ziti.

Buffalo Chicken Baked Ziti

I was obviously on board with this idea and a couple weeks later, Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta was created!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

I re-named it “baked pasta” instead of “baked ziti” because sometimes ziti is not available, like at Trader Joes, where I was purchasing my pasta for this dish.

Buffalo Chicken Baked Rigatoni Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 lb pasta (ziti, rigatoni or penne)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Begin by pressure cooking or boiling the chicken breasts and cooking the pasta.

Next, shred the cooked chicken, then combine the shredded chicken, cooked pasta, mozzarella, buffalo sauce, ricotta cheese and blue cheese dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Mix all of the ingredients together then pour into an oven safe baking dish.

Buffalo Chicken Four Cheese Pasta Bake

Combine the parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.  I also added a little Italian seasoning.  Totally optional, but gives it a little extra flavor!

Parmesan Breadcrumb Crust for Pasta Bake

Sprinkle the mixture on top of the pasta dish.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake with Breadcrumb Parmesan Crust

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes, then turn the broiler on to high and brown up the crust for 3-5 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Baked Rigatoni

Garnish with diced green onions if you would like!

Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta Recipe

I’m all about a little extra kick, so I sprinkled some crushed red pepper on top as well!

Four Cheese Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Crispy crust, cheesy center, buffalo chicken spice, I couldn’t ask for anything more in a dish!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta

Oh, and it’s easy to make and takes less than an hour to prepare and bake, yeah I’m totally on board!

Four Cheese Buffalo Chicken Pasta Dish

Buffalo Chicken Baked Rigatoni
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Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta

Spicy shredded buffalo chicken is mixed with pasta and four cheeses, then baked in this new scrumptious dinner classic, Buffalo Chicken Baked Pasta Recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 867 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta ziti, rigatoni or penne
  • 1 lb cooked chicken shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

  3. Combine the shredded chicken, cooked pasta, mozzarella cheese, buffalo sauce, ricotta cheese and blue cheese dressing.

  4. Pour into an oven safe baking dish.

  5. In a small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.

  6. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the pasta dish.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

  8. Turn the oven from bake to broil on high, place the pasta dish under the broiler for 3 minutes to brown the breadcrumbs.

  9. Remove and serve immediately.