This month I have been assigned Plain Chicken for The Secret Recipe Club. I am in a new group as I wanted a later posting date, and so I am about to meet a whole lot of new bloggers, Steph being the first. Steph is from Alabama – a place I remember well from my trip to the South. Her one love is travelling, and we have that in common for sure. She loves New York City and it still ranks as one of my top cities in the world, even though I have not been there for over 20 years. Steph is hoping to visit Italy soon, and as you may know, Italy is my home away from home, il mio cuore vi appartiene Italia. For my recipe I chose Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake. Pasta is one meal we eat once a week, with Tandy Tuesday the inspiration behind this.
I did not read the ingredient list before choosing this dish, so I have changed it a bit due to the fact that I cannot buy ready made sauces. They all contain sucrose which I cannot eat. I changed the premade sauce for my own béchamel sauce and Dave gave this dish a resounding thumbs up. I made two dishes from the ingredients, and we shared one!
Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake
- 200 g pasta of your choice – I used gnocchi
- 1 l béchamel sauce
- 15 mls olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts, skinned and boned
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 100 g mushrooms, sliced
- 260 g ricotta cheese
- 125 mls grated hard cheddar cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 60 mls chopped parsley
- mozzarella cheese for topping
- preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- cook the pasta according to the packet instructions
- make the béchamel sauce – this should take as long as your pasta
- while your béchamel sauce is cooking heat the olive oil in a pan
- season and cook the chicken and the mushrooms
- let the chicken breasts rest once they are cooked
- drain the pasta and put back into the pot
- cover with the béchamel sauce – mix in well
- add the ricotta, the cheese, the garlic, the parsley and the mushrooms
- slice the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces
- add to the mix, together with any juices and mix well
- adjust the seasoning
- place the pasta into lightly buttered baking dishes
- cut thin slices of mozzarella cheese and place on top
- bake for 20 minutes until nice and golden brown on top
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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Ruth, the founder of this amazing food challenge! And, it is the fifth year anniversary WOW 🙂
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82 thoughts on “Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake”
Tandy, this sounds soo good. I do not buy jarred sauces as well just because I love the fresh taste of homemade. The chicken and cheeses are a perfect combination of flavors.
Thanks – this was a great flavour combination 🙂
So glad to have you in group C! This bake looks so good, and I prefer to make my own béchamel too, you get so much more control over the seasoning and ingredients and it is such an easy sauce to make.
thanks and that is so true Jo 🙂
Oh YUM! I love pasta and chicken and cheese – this would be a great addition to my weekly menu plan!
It is a great dish and you can make it in advance 🙂
Great Pick! I love Plain Chicken!
thanks so much!
What a lovely tasty, cheesy dish! We had gnocchi last night after not having eaten them for a long time and now we´re planning more “Gnocchi Nights” so we´ll be giving this a go soon 🙂
sounds yum! Hope you will be sharing the recipes 🙂
wow this sounds decadent, have fun with the new club! c
it was a bit decadent indeed Celi 🙂
Sounds delicious Tandy! I don’t ever buy ready made sauces so would also have opted for making my own. Enjoy the new group and bloggers.
thanks Mandy – home made is best 🙂
Great choice for SRC, this looks so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! 🙂
thank you Kelly, and great to be here with you too 🙂
Nice to meet you…I’m from Group C too. Love this comforting dish…I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy chicken!
thanks Wendy, and nice to meet you too 🙂
I’m so glad you made this with a bechamel sauce, it looks scrumptious this way! I hope you enjoy your new blogging group, Tandy! It’s always so much fun meeting new people on-line, isn’t it? xo Smidge
it is great to meet new people and make new friends! Have a great day xxx
You too, Tandy:)
What a decadent recipe – I bet is super tasty! Love that you made your own sauce – nothing better than a homemade cheese sauce. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.
thanks so much, and great to meet you too 🙂
Oh my goodness, gracious. Looks great.
thanks Greg, it tasted great as well 🙂
Homemade is best! (I hate to buy store-bought when you can make it yourself!) Great recipe and great SRC reveal!
I also prefer home made to anything! Thanks Eliot 🙂
Who doesn’t LOVE chicken alfredo?? I know I do. And to have three cheese thrown in… I LOVE IT. Oh my goodness.. I am so hungry right now lol. I am just in love with this
thanks Kay – this was a perfect dinner 🙂
I don’t know how to pass up Chicken Alfredo…this looks amazing. Great SRC choice.
thanks Kate – it was really good 🙂
what an interesting idea! gnocchi sounds way better than any pasta and you managed to make it quite well it looks delicious
thank you so much Beti 🙂
Looks and sounds great. Sorry to hear about the sucrose intolerance, but maybe it’s a blessing in disguise as ready made sauces are the spawn of the devil:-)
You are so right Roger 🙂
How Fun! Tandy Tuesdays and meeting some new bloggers! this pasta dish looks so yummy and with the addition of the béchamel sauce and gnocchi I am sure it is a big hit in your family.
thanks BAM, it was a huge success 🙂
All that heavenly cheese…this sounds like a winning dish for sure!
very cheesy and a winner for sure 🙂
I cook for a diabetic, so I’m well acquainted with reading labels and cooking nearly everything from scratch. To be honest, I don’t mind because it’s probably healthier than the processed stuff in prepared meals and sauces. Your chicken looks delicious.
I think it is much healthier to eat less processed meals. The hidden salt and sugar in them in frightening 🙂
Simple and yummy – seems like the perfect comfort food.
and it was! Thanks for the visit Anne 🙂
I’m not surprised that hubby gave this a big thumbs up, Tandy. It sounds wonderful., especially as it contains mushrooms. 😉 Enjoy your new group, meeting new friends. 😉
Each time I use mushrooms I think of you!
What a bunch of oeyyy gooey cheesy goodness! I love how the top is perfectly bubbled and golden, looks so good!
love the words you have used here! That is exactly what it was 🙂
Cheesier is better! This dish would be very popular at my house!
I so agree! Thanks for the visit Rhonda 🙂
I totally agree–homemade sauce is so much better for one. This looks like a dish I would like for dinner tonight! Welcome to SRC group c, you’ll meet wonderful bloggers!
Have a great day.
Thank you so much Cindy and I hope you have a great day as well 🙂
Looks so lovely, creamy and cheesy. Pasta is always a great choice.
for me, pasta is always a winner 🙂
i’m always a bit uncertain about chicken with cheese. to me its not the best combination. I don’t really know why. I’d rather have beef, fish or veg alone with cheese.
This worked really well, nothing like you would expect 🙂
Looks great, Tandy; and I haven’t teamed chicken with cheese before…
it was very yummy and a good combination 🙂
Yummy!!! I make a four cheese fettucini that is usually a crowd pleaser. It’s actually supposed to be baked too but I just make the sauce and serve it over fettucini noodles with a myriad of optional toppings.
That sounds delicious 🙂
False advertising, say I! How can a recipe just published be a secret? 🙂
Never even heard of that sauce. The rest of it seems really yummy!
very false, but worth the taste 🙂
Tandy, that looks delicious! And I like it more because it’s all completely home made 🙂
thank you so much Lorraine 🙂
Very delicious looking.
If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites
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thank you Lisa 🙂
My sons favorite dish is Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo. I make a sauce I love, but now I “have” to make yours. 🙂 I love checking out different sauces. The baked part is very interesting, and it looks delicious! What a great choice.
thank you Teri – we can swap sauce recipes!
This looks like the ultimate comfort food! Next cold weather streak that we get here in Southern California, I am going to try this out. Great SRC choice!
This was perfect comfort food that we actually enjoyed in the middle of our heat wave 🙂
Wow!! This sounds soooo delicious. I think my hubby would love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Glad to have you as a new member in Group C 🙂
thanks for the visit Erin, this was a really good meal 🙂
it really was 🙂
I always love your dishes and this one is no exception. Thanks so much for being such a big part of Presto Pasta Night over the years and particularly for helping to celebrate the big fifth birthday..
It is such a pleasure to be a part of this lovely group Ruth 🙂
Comfort food 🙂