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Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole for the Freezer

Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Want to get a headstart on meal prepping for the family? If so, try this Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole for the Freezer because it is delicious!

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Did you try my low-carb chicken parmesan and want to try something with a similar flavor but a bit different? If it is one of your favorite meals, you will thoroughly enjoy this Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole that can be stored in the Freezer. It is a simpler dish that takes less time to prepare than traditional chicken parmesan. You can make it with fresh ingredients, including cheese, cooked chicken, and marinara sauce. Prepare it in advance, cover it tightly, and place it in the freezer until you are ready to reheat it and serve it to your large family.

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Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole for the Freezer

Ingredients Needed to Make the Casserole

Make the Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole for the Freezer with the following ingredients that you might already have at home:

  • Rotini. Use two boxes of rotini pasta for this dish. The brand of the pasta does not matter!
  • Chicken. Shred your chicken into pieces or chop it into small cubes. Here are more chicken recipes!
  • Marinara Sauce. You will need three jars of marinara sauce. Try my pasta sauce.
  • Italian Blend Cheese. Grab the Italian blend cheese to pour over your casserole to make it even cheesier.
  • Italian Breadcrumbs. Sprinkle some breadcrumbs into the casserole for added texture and taste.

If you have these five ingredients, you can make this casserole in no time.

Can I Use Canned Chicken?

As you know I have lots of chicken meals here on the site that use all types of chicken. For this recipe, you can use any pre-cooked chicken. If you recently made a whole chicken or chicken thighs in the air fryer, then this would be a great way to use leftovers. If you want to keep things easy and simple, you can use canned chicken. Make sure to drain the chicken and shred it with a fork before adding it to the casserole dish with the rest of the ingredients. If you do not want to use canned chicken, you can cook chicken breast in the oven and then shred it with a stand mixer.

Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole for the Freezer

How to Freeze the Casserole

Assemble the casserole as directed and do not bake it. Leave the Chicken Parmesan in the casserole dish and cover it tightly with a sheet of aluminum foil, the second layer of plastic wrap, and the third layer of foil. You may want to use heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place it in the freezer after wrapping it. You can keep the casserole in the freezer for a maximum of three months, defrosting in the fridge for several hours before baking it as directed below.

Do I Have to Use Italian Blend Cheese?

The Italian blend cheese is best to use in this casserole recipe. It has a naturally great taste because it combines flavorful Italian cheese that goes great with the Chicken Parmesan. However, if you only have mozzarella cheese or a pizza blend, you can use those cheeses for this casserole instead.

Can I Use a Different Type of Pasta?

The rotini noodles have a great shape that allows them to soak up the marinara sauce. They go great with the chicken, sauce, and cheese. If you do not have rotini noodles, you can use a different type of pasta that you already have at home, such as macaroni noodles or penne pasta.

What Should I Make with the Chicken Parmesan?

Serve the Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole with a spring salad and homemade bread with garlic. You can purchase frozen garlic bread or prepare your own bread at home using this French bread recipe, butter, minced garlic, and parsley flakes.

You can also add a side of vegetables like Sheet Pan Roasted BroccoliCollard Greens with Ham, or Garlicky Green Beans and Tomatoes.

In addition, you can add a delicious dessert to stretch the dinner. Try adding one of my many make-ahead cookie recipes, Baked ApplesStrawberry Trifle, or Banana Heath Pudding.

Here are More Casseroles for Your Large Family!

Do you have more casserole recipes?

I have so many more casseroles in my shop. Check out my Classic Casserole Dinners & Freezer Meals Cookbook One for Now, One for Later! It includes 10 delicious, classic casserole recipes that will make two 9×13 casseroles each–one to eat right away, and one to put in your freezer for a later date. It’s an easy and quick way to build a freezer stash.

Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole for the Freezer

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart


Want to get a headstart on meal prepping for the family? If so, try this Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole for the Freezer because it is delicious!



  • 2 (16 ounce) boxes rotini, cooked according to package directions
  • 6 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3 (28 ounce) jars marinara sauce
  • 4 cups shredded Italian blend cheese, divided
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs



Tip: Parmesan and mozzarella cheese can also be used as a substitute for the cheese blend.

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9×13 casserole dishes with nonstick cooking spray.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sauce, cooked rotini, 2 cups Italian cheese blend, and chicken. Transfer to the two casserole dishes, dividing evenly, and top with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are bubbling and the cheese has melted.

How to freeze:  Cover tightly with aluminum foil and freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. If using glass baking dishes, place on the counter as the oven preheats. Remove the aluminum foil. Follow the above instructions to bake.


Keywords: Large Family Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Fast and traditional, this large family meal is sure to please the whole family. Eat it just as it is or make garlic bread using my homemade bread recipe and a salad. Either way, you will enjoy this recipe.

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