Delicious and tender chicken that’s stir fried with bell peppers and onions and then baked in a bed of tomato sauce, penne pasta, and cheese.

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About Chicken Penne Casserole

As we march into the second week of 2017, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s still focused on making the most of the new year. New Year Resolution are the name of the game these days, and I’ve been doing my best to make the most of one goal in particular:

Cooking up more savory dishes at home.

I know that this might seem odd for someone like me (hello, little food blog!) but I still have my weaknesses. I still enjoy going out for a nice dinner with an old friend of mine. And if anything, I think we managed to spoil ourselves even more than normal last holiday season. Because you see, even though I didn’t really plan it this way, but my “winter vacation” also ended up being a “vacation from the kitchen.” So now more than ever I need to focus on getting us back on track with the home cooked meals.

Plus, there’s absolutely nothing better than a tasty meal that’s made from scratch and perfectly attuned to your tastes, amirite?!

And that, my friends, brings me to today’s post: This delicious Chicken Penne Casserole from Taste of Home’s new 100 Family Meals cookbook.

Chicken Penne Casserole! Delicious and tender chicken that's stir fried with bell peppers and onions and then baked in a bed of tomato sauce, penne pasta, and cheese. #ad | HomemadeHooplah.com

I recently picked up the 100 Family Meals cookbook as a way to help get our weekly dinners back on track, and let me tell you, the only thing I didn’t like about the book was that I could only pick one recipe to make first. Of course, This is no fault of the cookbook – the culprit is the size of our kitchen and my limited dish supply – but if I lived in a world where I could cook on the set of Hell’s Kitchen and have someone else do the dishes, I easily would have made at least twenty recipes in one day.  As it stands now, I already know that I’ll be busy cooking for at least a month.

And that’s exactly the kind of foodie ammunition my 2017 New Years Resolution needs.

Chicken Penne Casserole! Delicious and tender chicken that's stir fried with bell peppers and onions and then baked in a bed of tomato sauce, penne pasta, and cheese. #ad | HomemadeHooplah.com

As for how this dish turned out?

Well, an old friend of mine and I loved it, but that doesn’t even really come close to describing just how good this dish was.

I think we can all agree that casseroles are great comfort food (especially this time of year) and it’s hard to have a casserole that’s not at least a little bit good. So, given that, I’ll bet a lot of you might be thinking, of course it was good – it’s a casserole. And, hey, I hear ya. Casseroles are indeed awesome!

However, I specifically chose this casserole because it is flavored with delicious peppers and onions – and that’s significant, because if you had asked an old friend of mine and I two years ago if we liked either of those veggies, we would have vehemently said no. I can’t tell you why we would have said no…  but we would have. We had both written off peppers and onions long before we ever met, and whenever I cooked dinner for us, I avoided those ingredients.

But not this time!

Another part of my 2017 resolutions was to expand our diet and introduce some new foods.

So the fact that not only did an old friend of mine and I agree this was a delicious homemade casserole, but that it also included new foods for us to enjoy – and tasted even better because of it?

That’s a total New Year’s win in my book!

Chicken Penne Casserole! Delicious and tender chicken that's stir fried with bell peppers and onions and then baked in a bed of tomato sauce, penne pasta, and cheese. #ad | HomemadeHooplah.com

If you’d like to make this delicious Chicken Penne Casserole or any of the other delicious recipes Taste of Home’s new 100 Family Meals cookbook, click this link to purchase your own copy:

Click here to get your copy of 100 Family Meals cookbook!

Chicken Penne Casserole! Delicious and tender chicken that's stir fried with bell peppers and onions and then baked in a bed of tomato sauce, penne pasta, and cheese. #ad | HomemadeHooplah.com

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16 comments

    • Job Searching Mom

    Oh my God… It looks amazing and sooo delicious! I love your blog and I love every post here – so many great recipes! And thank you for the pictures – you just literally want to eat it!

    • Kari

    This looks delicious and like something my mom would absolutely love! I will have to show her. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Kari! I hope she likes it 😀

    • Rachel @ Kitchen Cents

    This looks awesome with the red sauce and yummy cheese. I will be trying this soon!

    • Cait Weingartner

    This dish looks amazingly good! I’m so glad I found this recipe right now. I’m having a guest for dinner on Saturday, and have been trying to figure out what to serve. This will be just perfect!

    • Thanks Cait! If you made this for your guests, I hope everyone liked it 😀

    • Ashleigh

    This penne casserole looks really family friendly, ie: my kids will eat this! I will have to make this asap, thank you for sharing!! Plus, I’m a lover of all things penne!

    • Penne is the best 😀 And I agree, this recipe is SUPER family friendly!

    • Sharon

    OMG! That cheese is luring me in. I need all of this RIGHT NOW!

    • Ryan | A Polished Palate

    I love a good pasta dish. This sounds delicious!

    • Megan Campbell

    This looks amazing. Think I might have to try this over the weekend