Cheesy chicken pasta bake

Submitted by Nikita Watt

Cheesy chicken pasta bake

We loved this. Couldn’t even tell it was packed full of vegetables. Cook on high the whole time.
5 from 4 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 700g chicken (raw chicken breast)
  • 250g of salami
  • 1 jar of LEGGO’s bacon bolognese sauce (500g)
  • 1 packet of pasta (500g)
  • 500ml of stock (vegeta)
  • 3 carrots grated
  • Container of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small bag of baby spinach
  • Half a punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • Small packet of pizza cheese (250g)


  • Cut up chicken and salami
  • Finely cut up vegetables (minus spinach)
  • Add chicken, salami, vegetables (minus spinach), jar of sauce, 500ml of stock and salt and pepper to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 2hrs (I was short on time hence high)
  • Add bag of pasta and stir all together cook for a further 30 minutes
  • Mix in half of your cheese and all of you spinach put the remaining of your cheese ontop. Place a tea towel under the lid and cook for a further 30-45minutes

30 thoughts on “Cheesy chicken pasta bake”

  1. This was so good! The whole family lovednit and asked formitmto be added to the family fav list! I made it to the recipe, but next time I will try a couple of modifications…
    I will add some bacon, more spinach, and possibly a dash of cream at the end . There was probably a little too much pasta so I will reduce ithe pasta to 1/2-3/4 bag .
    Will definitely be making this one again

  2. Absolutely delicious
    I don’t eat salami so I used bacon instead and added capsicum
    Possibly a little too much pasta so next time I’ll only use maybe 3/4 of a bag but this will definitely be going onto my ‘family favourites’ list

  3. Was a huge hit in our house tonight. Devoured by all.
    I stirred through a small tub of sour cream at the end to make it more creamy.

  4. Sooo good. Doubled the jar of sauce and chicken breast. 1.5x stock. Added about 100mls sour cream for creaminess before adding cheese on top. So filling and full of flavour and a super simple way of getting your vege serves in!!!

  5. Made this for Mother’s Day dinner. Everybody loved it. No mushrooms in it for us but added a couple of chorizo sausages. Will make this again in the future

  6. Absolutely awesome!! Perfect winter food. Super easy.
    Family loved it. I added bacon; capsicum & grated zucchini. Also added cream at the cheese stage. Definitely a winner!
    Thank you.

  7. Made this last night with a few modifications.
    I used diced bacon instead of chorizo and omitted the spinach and mushrooms to suit my family’s taste. Used a full bag of spiral pasta and stirred through a few spoons of cream cheese in the final stage with some mozzarella cheese. Turned out quite nice and the kids even ate most of theirs

  8. Amazing! We made it with everything but the mushrooms and we absolutely loved it. Will definitely be making it again. Thank you

  9. Can it be cooked on low and if yes his long would you cook it for? Also what size cooker is best for this recipe?
    Thank you

  10. Made this tonight – used frozen vegetables and gluten free pasta – came out great and the kids approved. Will definately make again.
    Cooked on low for a total of 4.5 hours (including pasta cooking time)

  11. We had this on Thursday night omg it was so good, I put an extra jar of sauce I had in the cupboard half way through as it didn’t seem saucy enough could possibly be because I didn’t add tomatoes or mushroom which would have provided more moisture, I also cooked it a bit longer at the pasta stage as it didn’t seem the pasta would cook in time. Next time I would probably use 3/4 bag of pasta or smaller shape, 10/10 for flavour and ease ♥️

  12. I cooked this on the Slow Cooker setting on my multi cooker. Because of that I couldn’t do the tea towel trick so just mixed the cheese through at the end and it was good to serve. Very tasty, no over powering tomato taste either. It was so good that hubby wants the leftovers for fathers day dinner.

  13. I’m in the UK so could I ask please, how many grams is a “packet” of pasta and what gram size is the jar? I’m assuming a jar of Tomato & Bacon pasta sauce would suffice?

    Thank you.

  14. Sooooo good!! Tasted like pizza ? I think I’m just not a big fan of slow cooked pasta though so I’ll probably cook it separate next time!

  15. Is it normal for the dish to look very watery pre the pasta stage ? Not sure if I should add cornflour or to wait till the pasta has been put in ?

  16. This was soo delicious and very easy and cheap
    I made some slight modifications I added bacon instead of salami, I also added brown onion and a tablespoon of mince garlic and doubled the jar sauce ☺️
    Turned out so amazing
    My husbands reaction was “this is bloody delicious “ ?
    Winner in our house ?

  17. Michelle Young

    I made this tonight & WOW it is so tasty! I added a finely chopped onion & some minced garlic. My family loved it.

  18. WOW. Made this in my mini show cooker at work and it was amazing. So much flavour. Will definitely make again and again ❤️

  19. Corina MillicanGray

    Am trying this tomorrow night. All cut up ready to go, adding bacon and some garlic and I’ll double the sauce and sour cream or cream if it needs it at the end . Can’t wait to try it

  20. Corina MillicanGray

    Amazing.. I doubled the dolmio sauce and 1l stock and added bacon. Absolutely delicious and a new family favourite. Will definitely be cooking this again.

  21. 5 stars
    Obsessed with this dish! So easy and quick – can be made straight after school pick up and it’s ready for dinner. I used slightly less pasta and added a small tub of sour cream at the same time as the cheese – delish! Our entire family, including the kids loved it!

  22. 5 stars
    Wow made this last night; I added bacon in place of the salami plus extra grated carrot. It was a big hit with the family! I served with a tossed salad and will definitely be making it again! Thanks for the recipe.

  23. 5 stars
    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!!
    This was a huge hit in my family! Too easy and loved the amount it made too. I added mixed herbs, paprika and garlic and omitted the carrots. It was devoured and will definitely be a regular now. Thankyou for sharing!

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