With very little prep work, Crock pot Pesto Chicken Pasta Casserole comes together quickly and easily. Tender chicken, flavorful pesto and more combine for a delicious meal everyone will enjoy.
Crock pot Pesto Chicken Pasta Casserole
We love a good casserole and this Crock Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta Casserole does not disappoint. Throw it together in minutes and the crock pot does all the work. Each bite of chicken is so tender from being slow cooked all day and has a ton of delicious flavor.
This meal is budget friendly and so easy to make. You seriously can’t go wrong with this recipe.
What can I serve with slow cooker pesto chicken pasta?
This is such an easy one pot meal. You really do not need much else to go with it.
I usually serve it with a simple salad. It is easy and goes great with the pesto chicken.
As you can see, we keep everything very simple. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family!
Ingredients for crock pot petos chicken pasta:
- chicken breasts (or use chicken tenders)
- salt and pepper
- pesto sauce
- mozzarella cheese
- parmesan cheese
- rotini pasta, cooked
How to make crock pot pesto chicken pasta casserole:
First, place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. I used a 6 quart slow cooker or you can use a casserole slow cooker.
Season with salt and pepper and spread the pesto sauce over the chicken and place the butter on top.
Cover and Cook and until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove the chicken and shred. Stir the chicken back in.
Stir in the pasta, mozzarella and the parmesan. Now you want to just cover and cook so the cheese is melted.
This is only a few minutes.
Right before serving, top with more mozzarella cheese. Once again, add the lid back on the crock pot and cook until melted.
It is that easy to make Crock pot Pesto Chicken Pasta Casserole!
You need a good slow cooker to make this crock pot pesto chicken pasta recipe.
If you are in the market for a new crockpot, I love this casserole crock pot. It is perfect for casserole style slow cooker recipes like this one.
I bought mine on Amazon,and I love it. It is perfect for the Holidays and really year round.
Plus, it is just so pretty. We can still enjoy all our favorite casserole recipes without ever turning the oven on.
If you prefer a traditional style crock pot, I recommend one of the Ninja Cookers. I love these because you can brown the meat in the same pot for recipes that call for that.
It really cuts down on clean up and that is a plus for us busy moms. It is so nice just having the one pot to clean and not worrying about an extra pan to wash.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
This is especially helpful during busy weeks of school and activities. I’m all about crock pot liners.
If you do not use crock pot liners, I recommend using cooking spray to help with clean up in the slow cooker.
Try Crock pot Pesto Chicken Pasta Casserole for a budget friendly weeknight meal!
This meal requires hardly any meal prep and you can just let the crock pot do the work. It is also a great way to make your grocery budget stretch even more.
Since the recipe only calls for a few chicken breasts, the pasta helps to stretch the meat. It is so frugal!
Feel free to try using chicken thighs or even a combination of both. Just use what you have or can get on sale. I often use what is already in my freezer.
By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.
This is such an easy meal and store bought pesto makes it very quick. Other ideas include adding cherry tomatoes in olive oil and pine nuts to the dish. This chicken pasta is just so simple but tasty!
Print this easy Crock pot Pesto Chicken Pasta Casserole below:
Crock pot Pesto Chicken Pasta Casserole
- 4 chicken breasts fillet (or use chicken tenders)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 jar of pesto sauce 8 oz
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 16 oz rotini pasta cooked
- Place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. I used a 6 quart slow cooker.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Spread the pesto sauce over the chicken and place the butter on top.
- Cover and Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the chicken and shred. Stir the chicken back in.
- Stir in the pasta, mozzarella and the parmesan. Cover and allow to cook for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- 15 minutes before ready to serve top with mozzarella cheese. Add the lid back on the crock pot and cook until melted.
- Serve immediately.
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- Crockpot Pineapple Chicken Recipe
- Crock Pot Mango Salsa Chicken Recipe
- Crockpot Root Beer Chicken Sandwich
- Slow Cooker: Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe
- Crock pot Chili Lime Drumsticks Recipe
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