Recipe Box, BBQ Chicken & Ham Linguini


A make ahead casserole is my go to for busy days,

one that can be prepped early in the day, or even the day before,

and popped in the oven for an effortless dinner





One of my favorites is Blue Ribbon Chicken Gratin

so named because it’s worthy of a blue ribbon 🏅





Last week, I made a new version for the night my family arrived for the 4th





It is a combination of shredded slow cooker BBQ chicken,

diced ham and linguini noodles,

all baked in a creamy dreamy sauce





I had leftover slow cooker shredded BBQ chicken in my freezer

from our recent BBQ Chicken Tacos with Broccoli Pineapple Slaw






Cooking chicken in a slow cooker is such a great way to have it on hand

for tacos, casseroles, salads and wraps


Ranch Chicken Wrap with Asparagus and Bacon



For this baked linguini

Start by sauteing onions with butter and olive oil






Add ham and stir fry it to get some color on it






Next add chicken, cheese, chicken soup and cream





Stir until cheese melts and then add pasta





Transfer pasta mixture to a greased or sprayed casserole dish

Top with grated cheddar and Parmesan and bake




Let me say, this was a crowd pleaser!

Everyone went back for seconds and one guest had thirds!





Keep this in mind for when you want an easy satisfying do ahead meal!


BBQ Chicken & Ham Linguini Bake

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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4 cups shredded BBQ chicken*

6-8 slices ham, chopped {I used packaged medium thick sliced ham}

1/2 large sweet onion, chopped

1 Tablespoon unsalted pepper

1 Tablespoon olive oil

6 oz. linguini pasta noodles

1 can cream of chicken soup

8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed

1 cup cream or half and half

Salt and pepper

1-2 oz. grated cheddar cheese

1-2 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add pasta and stir.  Cover pot, turn off burner, and leave pot on the hot burner while you prepare the rest.

Saute onion in a large deep skillet with butter and olive oil over medium heat until soft and golden.  Add ham and stir fry until the ham pieces begin to brown a little.  Reduce heat to medium low.  Add chicken to pan and then add soup, cream and Velveeta cubes.  Stir until cheese melts and sauce forms.  Season with salt and pepper.

Drain pasta, and add to skillet with meat and sauce.  Stir to combine.  Transfer mixture to a greased or sprayed deep casserole dish { 8″ x 8″, or 2 quart}  Top with cheddar and Parmesan.  Dish can be refrigerated at this point for up to 24 hours before baking.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes until heated through and bubbly.

*Place 2 large chicken breasts in a slow cooker and cover with BBQ sauce.  Cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low.  Shred chicken with 2 forks.


As my grandson, Charlie Brown {and Guy Fieri} would say:

“Winner winner, chicken dinner!”


for another printable version click here


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24 Responses to “Recipe Box, BBQ Chicken & Ham Linguini”
  1. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I love a good casserole, and I can’t wait to try this one! It looks delicious, and I can see why your family loved it. With all of the cooking I have been doing, I’m kind of running out of ideas. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day!


  2. Looks good, Jenna. The broccoli/pineapple/grape salad was tasty. We didn’t have the honey mustard dressing or fresh pineapple or bacon but used small dices of ham (a fine sub) and canned pineapple (it was fine — probably not as lively as fresh, but OK). Because we didn’t have the dressing, we used a bit of the juice from the canned pineapple with the rice vinegar and it was really quite delish and a good substitute — very light!


  3. Sounds good Jenna! And I have to say, I’m liking the disposable pans more every day:@)


  4. Jenna, casseroles are always a winner! This looks delicious and casseroles are crowd pleasers. Happy Thursday!


  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Love casseroles and using the slow cooker. Recipe, yum…….


  6. lghiggins says:

    It looks delicious, and I especially like the no cleanup pan when the whole idea is to make it easy on everyone.


  7. Nancy says:

    Good Morning Jenna!
    I can always count on you for a delicious and new meal! This looks scrumptious!
    Happy Friday to you dear Jenna!


  8. Mary says:

    Sounds good Jenna! Chicken noodle casseroles are comfort food no matter what the season. ♥


  9. Kitty says:

    I always want to make everything that you share, Jenna! I’ll be trying this or the other version, soon. Thank you!


  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh, boy, now I am hungry! Ha Shouldn’t be reading these so late, but its been a hectic few days and I’m behind in reading my favorite blogs. This sounds really good and I need some new ideas again instead of the same old dishes. Thanks Jenna. Pinning! 😉


  11. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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