CHICKEN SPAGHETTI CASSEROLE

This wonderful meal, which combines soft pasta, chicken, and vegetables in a cheese sauce, is a frontrunner when it comes to comfort foods and will undoubtedly endear you to the folks in your family.

There are a million words that could be used to express how amazing chicken spaghetti casserole is, and yet there aren’t enough. This simple pasta, chicken, cheese, and vegetable combination may be adjusted in a variety of ways to suit your family’s preferences and the ingredients you have on hand. There’s nothing like a good bowl of some delicious casserole to make them warm up to you.

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is like the best traditional comfort dish ever. Tender pasta, chicken, and vegetables are combined in a creamy, cheesy sauce in this simple recipe. It’s a quick and easy dinner to prepare for cozy winter nights or a delectable meal to deliver to a friend in need. This meal can even be made ahead of time and you can serve it with any of your favorite sides like a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a delicious family meal!

Details

Servings

<em>8 servings</em>

Prep time

<em>25 minutes</em>

Cooking time

<em> 1 hour 15 minutes</em>

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast

  • 2 cups uncooked spaghetti noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup (1/4-inch thick) slices celery

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Step 1
    Mix the cooked chicken breast, uncooked spaghetti noodles, sliced celery, red bell pepper and chopped onions in a big bowl.
  • Step 2
    Add mushroom soup, salt, broth, and pepper in a different bowl and mix with a whisk. Add the soup mix to the chicken mix (from step 1) and mix well.
  • Step 3
    Grease two 8-inch baking dishes with cooking spray. Pour the mixture (from step 2) in equal portions in both baking dishes,
  • Step 4
    Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese over each casserole and then cover with cooking spray-covered foil.
  • Step 5
    Transfer the dishes into an oven preheated to 375 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes, take off the foil, then bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Step 6
    Take out your two casserole dishes from the oven and enjoy with your family.
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Tips

To save cooking time during dinner, you can make the casserole ahead, wrap it tightly and then store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. This allows you to easily take out and bake it when needed.

You can use a variety of chicken for this recipe. Boiled and pulled chicken,, rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken or even canned chicken are viable options for preparing a delicious chicken spaghetti casserole.

While I use only cheddar cheese in my recipe, you can actually try a combination of cheddar and Velveeta cheese. Velveeta cheese makes the recipe extra creamy and cheesy.