Creamy Tomato Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Bake


April 2, 2018

Creamy Tomato Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Bake 5 0 5 10

A creamy, cheesy, tomato based, chicken and pasta recipe - so simple and tasty!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 45 mins
  • 20 mins

    4 hrs 45 mins

    5 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 5


1kg diced chicken fillets (breast or thigh)

600ml cooking cream

1 red onion diced

1-2 tsp cracked black pepper to taste

1 Tablespoon of minced garlic (2-3 cloves)

190g jar of tomato or sun dried tomato pesto

1/2 cup of sliced green shallots

1 cup small pasta shells

1 cup tasty grated cheese (I use light cheese but you can use full fat too)


1Add chicken to slow cooker

2Combine cream, onion, pepper, garlic and pesto and pour over chicken

3Cook on LOW for 3.5-4hrs

4Add raw pasta and shallots, stir and cook on LOW an additional 30minutes (for small shells, larger pasta types might need 45mins+)

5Add cheese and stir through to mix and cook approximately 15mins more or until melted

6Serve with steamed greens or on it's own


1I think spinach would also make a nice addition added at the end to wilt before serving

Submitted by Paulene Christie


15 Reviews


April 25, 2018

Absolutely Beautiful! I served with steamed broccoli & zucchini. Such an easy yet versatile dish!!

It would be a much stronger tomato flavour than the pesto I think but you could 🙂

Michelle Ivey

April 22, 2018

My family loved this and they are so fussy when I cook meals in the slow cooker. I will definitely cook this again, finally had a win.


April 21, 2018

Does it have to be pesto or can I use Tomato Paste?


April 19, 2018

Tried this tonight, unfortunately the smell was a lot better then the taste, very bland

Kate Williamson

April 15, 2018

We love this so much! I don’t add the onion or shallots . I also cook the pasta seperate as I don’t have it but the others do. I love the sundried tomato flavour. It’s cooking away right now for our dinner.


April 10, 2018

Delicious and so easy! Kids loved it too. Thank you.

Lisa Saragas

April 10, 2018

This was a big winner in my house! So yummy!!! We used chicken breast which was a bit dry, we might put the breast in whole next time and shred. Also think adding bacon and even chopped sundried tomatoes as well as the pesto will give it that extra texture! A must try 😃

Ann Noonan

April 10, 2018

Your right Paulene did make me want to lick the plate but a slice of bread mopped up every last bit ….delicious thank you

Imogen Bizilis

April 9, 2018

This was delicious! My husband and almost 2 year old inhaled their dinner! Was absolutely a winner in our house and ill be making it again for sure. Next time i think ill stir some chopped avocado in right at the end which i think would be a nice addition but this recipe was perfect without it! Super yummy!


April 9, 2018

This was delicious! My husband and almost 2 year old inhaled it! So easy but so tasty! Definitely a winner that I’ll make again!


April 8, 2018

Tried this for the first time. Family found it to be quite bland in flavour

Kerron Steen

April 6, 2018

A bit too rich for my family. Might swap out the cream for evaporated milk

Sorry I only just saw this today Casey … did you try it? How did it goes?


April 3, 2018

Trying this now how do you think mushrooms would be in it please Pauline?

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