Chicken Carbonara Pasta Bake

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

The whole family will enjoy a super quick and easy Chicken Pasta Bake, with a cheesy carbonara twist. 

This is one of those great weekday dinners that can be made quickly in the evening, simply boil the pasta, brown the bacon, garlic and onion in the saucepan, shred the chicken and add the sauce ingredients into a jug. Mix everything together in the saucepan and pour into a casserole dish.

Then sprinkle with cheese.  This Chicken Carbonara Pasta Bake is not creamy despite having a creamy sauce base.  When baked the cream and eggs cook together to make a quiche-like texture.

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Chicken Carbonara Pasta Bake

Delicious meal on it’s own or served with salad

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups spiral pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 pieces shortcut bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 BBQ chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, following packet directions.
  3. Drain and return to saucepan.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add bacon, cook, stirring for 3 min or until bacon is near to your liking.
  6. Add garlic and spring onion. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  7. In a jug whisk together cream, eggs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add egg mixture and chicken to pasta, stir through to combine.
  9. Spoon into a casserole dish and sprinkle with tasty cheese.
  10. Bake pasta bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden.

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12 comments

Anonymous December 5, 2011 - 4:46 PM

this looks soooo yum! I’ve already printed this ready for t-ball training night when we get home late and there is no time to cook – I can cook before we go and set the timer on the oven to turn off and it will still be nice and warm when we get home!

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 12:31 AM

I love pasta bakes for these types of nights. Did you enjoy it?

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Nani September 10, 2012 - 11:19 AM

This should freeze okay, shouldn’t it?

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Rin September 10, 2012 - 2:07 PM

One thing I’d change with this recipe is the vegetable content. Needs a lot more veggies which would be easy to include. I add chopped veggies to the pasta water to save time and washing up.

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Tina August 5, 2014 - 11:42 AM

My kids LOVE creamy pasta, am SO trying this one tonight. Pasta sauce from a jar is disgusting 🙂

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Kat - The Organised Housewife August 6, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Hope your family enjoy this beautiful easy dish as much as we did! Enjoy.:)

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Tina August 6, 2014 - 10:54 AM

They did! It was fantastic! It’s a keeper now, hubby ate 2 bowls!!!

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Maz October 23, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Not too eggy??

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Patricia Gibson October 16, 2018 - 3:34 PM

My Son loves it

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Mary October 25, 2020 - 1:38 AM

What is “tasty cheese”?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 29, 2020 - 1:50 PM

Mary ‘Tasty cheese’ is a more mature cheese – normally it’s been left to mature for 6-12 months. It’s available at the supermarket. Here is one here. Hope that helps 🙂 Kat

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Jessica July 27, 2022 - 7:58 AM

Thickened cream the same as whipping cream

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