chicken spaghetti casserole recipe

Easy chicken spaghetti casserole recipe

You will find that this easy chicken spaghetti recipe is pretty basic with very straightforward instructions for a truly delicious dish that you’ll almost certainly love. This dish has been around for quite some time, and many claim that it comes from the south.

This easy chicken spaghetti recipe calls for a number of things, including green and red bell peppers. While the peppers aren’t an absolutely necessity, they definitely add some flavor and spice things up a bit (which may or may not be a good thing depending on your taste.)

Another ingredient you’ll find in this chicken spaghetti casserole recipe is cream of mushroom soup, which is extremely important. The cream of mushroom soup gives this dish a nice consistency and taste that you will likely appreciate once you start to dig in.

 

If are a big fan of mild spicy foods, you’ll definitely like this easy chicken spaghetti recipe. Between the bell peppers and Tobasco sauce, you will be in heaven. Those who don‘t care for spicy foods at all can certainly choose to omit these ingredients in part or altogether though. For this chicken spaghetti casserole recipe, you will only need to put in a teaspoon of Tobasco sauce, so the spiciness shouldn’t be too overwhelming.

The half cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese also gives this easy chicken spaghetti recipe a little bit of a spicy kick that may appeal to you. You can of course use any type of cheese you want, but the Monterey Jack really compliments the bell peppers and Tobasco sauce.

 

While it’s true that this easy chicken spaghetti recipe may not be the most fitness-conscious thing you can make, it is perfect for those who want to enjoy a decadent dish on their “cheat day”. There are certainly other chicken spaghetti casserole recipe options out there that are more fattening that this one, however.

chicken spaghetti casserole recipe
by Swati M.

Chicken spaghetti casserole recipe

  • Course Breakfast, Chicken, Spaghetti
  • Cuisine American, Western

There are many different chicken spaghetti casserole recipe options on the internet, but this one is among the best for a number of reasons. Even those who are fairly new to cooking shouldn’t struggle with the instructions listed below, so it’s perfect for those who are learning.

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 People
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces thin spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 piece medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers chopped
  • 2 10.75-ounce cans 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cup chicken cooked and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. The first step in this easy chicken spaghetti recipe is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Cook the pasta by following the directions on the package. You only want to cook until it is al dente. Drain the pasta and put it to the side.

  3. Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Put in the onion, celery, mushrooms and bell peppers. Cook the ingredients through until the vegetables start to soften up (about 4-5 minutes).

  4. In a medium bowl, combine the milk and soup until completely smooth. Put this mixture over the vegetables in the pan. Stir in the cheddar cheese.

  5. Continue heating the mixture until the cheese melts completely and the sauce has a nice smooth consistency.

  6. Put in the chicken, pasta and tobasco sauce, seasoning with salt and pepper. Pour the entire mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Don’t forget to sprinkle the Monterrey Jackcheese over the top.

  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until the casserole is hot and golden brown in color.

Recipe Notes

One good tip for this chicken spaghetti casserole recipe is to use a knife to split the pan into six equal servings so you’ll have an easier time figuring out the total serving size.

Those who are accustomed to eating southern cuisine and enjoy it will definitely want to try out this easy chicken spaghetti recipe. Although it may be partially an Italian dish, it has been adopted by many southerners as a dinnertime favorite.

My easy chicken spaghetti recipe can be followed by people with any level of cooking experience, as there really aren’t too many steps, and it’s certainly not complicated. As far as chicken spaghetti casserole recipe goes, this one is fairly standard (but with a few tweaks to enhance the overall taste.)

 

I have personally made this dish many times over the years, and I decided I want to throw in a couple somewhat non-traditional ingredients. After all, cooking is all about experimentation. My whole family loves when I make this dish, and it’s a rare occasion when there are any leftovers to put in the fridge.

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