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15 Ground Chicken Pasta Recipes to Refresh Your Meal Plan

15 Ground Chicken Pasta Recipes to Refresh Your Meal Plan

Everyone needs good pasta recipes that they can throw on the table in no time after a chaotic day.

But even the best dishes tend to bore the family when you serve them week after week.

“Not this AGAIN!”

Whether you want a leaner meal or the price of beef is making you take a step back, ground chicken can help make your pasta recipes more filling and full of flavor.

That’s why we have these ground chicken pasta recipes for you to try.

And no, not all are Italian-style so get ready for some fun and unique surprises.

All of them are delicious though, we can vouch for that.

Grab your favorite pastas and some ground chicken (or use your food processor to grind it up yourself in a pinch) and you’ll have some new family favorites for dinner!

Make These 15 Ground Chicken Pasta Recipes ASAP!

Now that you’ve got your ground chicken and pasta ready, here’s what to make with these 2 key essential ingredients.

Dinner will no longer be stuck in the doldrums!

1. Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Yes, you CAN get dinner ready in just 15 minutes.

AND it will be the kind of dinner that makes everyone want second helpings.

Chicken parmesan pasta is the quick version of the iconic Italian dish.

We know how long it takes to make chicken parm, and this is lightyears faster.

Ground chicken is combined with garlic, seasonings, marinara sauce and pasta for a dish that you may forever keep in your dinner rotation. 

Start by cooking a quality pasta like Barilla’s and then sauté some onions and garlic to cook the chicken with.

Then you’ll add the pasta, sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella. 

And bake it for a few minutes so the cheese gets melty.

Serve it with some crusty garlic bread and you’ll be golden. 

We love Christy’s recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything. 

2. Creamy Chicken Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe

Creamy and dreamy, there’s nothing like a plate loaded up with this for dinner!

You’ll start the way we always do with pasta dishes…by cooking the pasta.

Then you’ll get busy browning the ground chicken.

Add onions, garlic, and Italian seasoning (which always go well on chicken) so it gets nice and fragrant. 

Then add a bit of flour to brown it. 

And now comes the creamy part – the addition heavy cream makes this so delightfully rich. 

Stir in your choice of cheese (parmesan, provolone, mozzarella, or whatever you like) and then garnish with fresh basil. 

It’s the perfect and comforting recipe for you!

3. Italian Ground Chicken Pasta Skillet


For a big, bold dinner that is low on mess, try this Italian ground chicken skillet. 

It begins with browning the ground chicken, then throwing in fun stuff like garlic, onions, mushrooms, and fresh basil.

But what elevates it are the fire roasted tomatoes.

You can use rigatoni or macaroni, whatever you like.

Just make sure you add grated cheese before serving for the perfect finishing touch.

You’ll see how to make it at Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

4. One Pot Ground Chicken Fajita Pasta


When we saw this recipe, we were like OMG!

We simply had to try it, for combining cuisines like this always piques our curiosity.

Ground chicken is cooked up with those warm fajita spices including cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder.

Along with onions, peppers, sour cream, and cheese, this one-pot meal is absolutely awesome. 

And guess what?

It only takes 30 minutes from start to finish.

Everyone is going to love this one, we promise!

Grab the recipe from Nutmeg Nanny and get cookin’!

5. Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Stuffed Pasta Shells dish

Stuffed shells are a pasta dream come true.

And if you want to make them more filling and savory, you can add ground chicken to them.

This chicken pasta dish is perfect for company.

It plates up beautifully in a rich tomato sauce with ricotta and chicken-filled pasta shells bursting with flavor.

Serve it with a caprese salad and garlic knots to turn your home into an Italian kitchen!

6. Chicken Bolognese

Chicken Bolognese recipe

Yes, Bolognese can be made with ground chicken too!

Simply brown the chicken with chopped onions, carrots, and celery. 

You’ll use a can of whole peeled tomatoes in juices plus tomato sauce.

A little dry white wine and whole milk add to the flavors and textures.

And of course, you’ll want to serve this sauce over a thicker noodle, like fettucine, tagliatelle, or pappardelle.

Add parmesan and just a hint of nutmeg before serving and everyone will be impressed!

7. Baked Chicken Meatballs with Spaghetti

Baked Chicken Meatballs with Spaghetti recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs is a great way to go with that ground chicken.

You’ll make meatballs by combining breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, and seasonings.

Bake them and then put them with your favorite marinara sauce.

Serve it on al dente spaghetti with plenty of bread for dunking!

8. Rigatoni with Chicken and Broccoli Bolognese


Chicken and broccoli are often combined in pasta dishes, and for good reason.

They pair so well together!

But if you’re tired of the same chicken broccoli alfredo, then this ground chicken recipe is right up your alley.

In just 35 minutes, you’ll have it on your table with rich flavors thanks to fresh tarragon, parsley, and chives. 

The recipe comes from Woman’s Day, so enjoy!

9. Quick One Pot Hungarian Chicken and Noodles with Cabbage Recipe


Trying to feed everyone on the cheap without it tasting budget?

We love this unique recipe that pairs cabbage and noodles together with Hungarian flavors.

Caraway seeds and parsley elevate this dish into a classic comfort meal that only needs one pan and about 20 minutes to put on your table. 

10. Gnocchi Chicken Skillet

Gnocchi Chicken Skillet

A dinner that is simple to make and full of flavors DOES exist.

All you need to do is make this gnocchi chicken skillet.

It requires only 6 ingredients, one skillet, and 20 minutes of your time.

Delicious pillows of potato gnocchi are the ultimate base for one of the best Italian ground chicken recipes.

See the entire recipe from Taste of Home and get some gnocchi side dishes while you’re at it! 

11. Ground Chicken Lasagna

Ground Chicken Lasagna dish

Need to serve a crowd?

Lasagna is the perfect way to do it.

You can make big trays of this stuff and let everyone serve themselves.

It’s even easier ever since they made the noodles so you don’t have to boil them first.

We are living in a golden era, people!

You’ll brown the ground chicken like you would with beef and layer up all those flavors, baking until perfectly cheesy and bubbly. 

12. Chicken Pesto Meatballs and Spaghetti

Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti

Yes, we had meatballs made of ground chicken on our list.

But these have a pesto twist!

You can throw a little pesto into the mixture for your meatballs.

And of course, serve it with spaghetti dressed in pesto sauce.

This one is perfect if you’re sick of spaghetti and meatballs in a tomato sauce!

13. One Pot Chicken Taco Mac n’ Cheese


When pasta night meets taco night, you’ve got one pot chicken taco mac n’ cheese.

This dish is the one to make when you’ve got picky palates at home.

But it’s not just for the little ones, oh no!

Adults love it too.

Not just for the wonderful flavors but also for the easy cleanup.

It all comes together with ground chicken cooked in a skillet with onions and peppers.

Broth, milk, tomatoes, cornstarch, and seasonings help you make the sauce.

The pasta boils in there and when it’s all done, you’ll stir in the cheese.

Get more detailed directions from Kate at Drizzle Me Skinny

14. Chicken Ravioli


Raise your hand if you’re guilty of buying ready-made ravioli.

Yes, our hands are up too.

But this ground chicken pasta is one you can make from scratch and it’s much easier than you think.

You’ll need time to make the dough for your ravioli, but it’s so worth it.

This could be the best dinner you make on a Saturday night.

Or you could prep the dough on the weekend to use during the week.

It only requires a few simple ingredients, and then once you cook them, you can pair them with your favorite sauces from marinara to creamy alfredo or anything else you like.

No need to flounder trying to figure it out…Heather at A Wicked Whisk has step by step instructions for you!

15. Chicken Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce

Chicken Rigatoni recipe

And finally, who doesn’t love that luscious vodka sauce?

It’s both tomato-y and creamy.

Is tomato-y even a word?

Well, it is now!

You’ll cook up your rigatoni and as you do, you’ll brown that ground chicken. 

Then you’ll make that sauce with crushed tomatoes, vodka, and heavy cream. 

It’s just so dreamy and delicious, ideal for a simple family meal yet completely elegant enough to serve to dinner guests.

Yes, that’s been some of our fave ground chicken pasta recipes that you can now use to boost morale in your home when you call everyone to the table.

Feel free to use shredded chicken on some of these if you need to  use some leftovers or have extra meat to use up!

While these meals should provide leftovers, don’t be surprised if your family loves them so much that they eat every last bite!

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Ground Chicken Pasta Recipes

Ideas and recipes for ground chicken pasta


  • Chicken Parmesan Pasta
  • Creamy Chicken Pasta
  • Italian Ground Chicken Pasta Skillet
  • One Pot Ground Chicken Fajita Pasta
  • Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells
  • Chicken Bolognese
  • Baked Chicken Meatballs with Spaghetti
  • Rigatoni with Chicken and Broccoli Bolognese
  • Quick One Pot Hungarian Chicken and Noodles with Cabbage Recipe
  • Gnocchi Chicken Skillet
  • Ground Chicken Lasagna
  • Chicken Pesto Meatballs and Spaghetti
  • One Pot Chicken Taco Mac n’ Cheese
  • Chicken Ravioli
  • Chicken Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce


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