Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

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4.67 from 12 votes
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is one of my best go to meals. You can make it any night of the week and your family will rave about it.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
hicken Spaghetti Casserole in a white baking dish

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is one of the best go to meals you can make. It is a hit any night of the week and your family will rave about it.

chicken Spaghetti Casserole in a white baking dish with a purple hot pad

This Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is one of those fun family night meals that everyone loves, it is a quick dump and cook meal that is so scrumptious. 

Moreover, it is a fast recipe. It is great for those busy weeknights when time is precious but you want a nutritious meal for your family. Who was the genius that created condensed soup? Here are the details.

  • 35 Minute Meal: This is a quick and easy supper.
  • Easy Ingredients: All precooked and pantry staples.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone loves this casserole.
  • Adaptable: Low calorie versions can be used for a lighter meal.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Great to pack in lunches for the next day.

What You Need to Make Chicken Spaghetti Bake

Ingredients

  • butter
  • onion
  •  garlic 
  • can cream of chicken soup 
  • cream of mushroom soup 
  • Ro-Tel 
  •  cooked chicken breast 
  • cooked spaghetti
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Equipment

How to Make Easy Chicken Spaghetti – Step by Step

Garlic in 1st shot in a turqouise bowl, seasonings in bowl and sauce in bowl
  • Melt Butter: First, in a large pot, melt butter and next, add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Garlic: Second add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, or until fragrant and then stir in both cans of soup, Ro-Tel, chicken and half of the pasta cooking water until combined.
  • Spaghett: Next add spaghetti and stir until thoroughly combined add additional pasta cooking water until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  • Casserole: Then pour into a 13×9 casserole dish and then top with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake: Finally, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese has melted.
Chicken added to sauce in turquoise bowl, white dish with spaghetti and finished product of chicken spaghetti casserole

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Common Questions About This Chicken Casserole

CAN I USE PRECOOKED CHICKEN?

Absolutely, use a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket or even canned chicken if you like. I like to meal prep and make extra chicken to have ready for recipes like this.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT CREAM SOUP?

If you do not like mushroom you can use another can of creamed soup for this recipe.

IS IT OK TO USE A DIFFERENT PASTA?

Of course, use a tube pasta like ziti, occachetti or any other type of pasta you like.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN LIGHTEN THIS RECIPE UP?

Truly, you can lighten this recipe up by using fat free versions of the soup mix and light cheese.

CAN RECIPE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can assemble ahead of time and just bake it following the directions when you are ready.

GLUTEN FREE OR HIGH PROTEIN PEA PASTA?

By all means use a gluten free or high protein pasta in this recipe to up the nutrition.

A white plate with blue trim with a serving of chicken spaghetti casserole

Expert Tips for Making Recipe Name

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a pot luck or buffet dinner. Simply increase the ingredients proportionally.
  • Different Cheese: Mexican blend or Four cheese blend Italian cheeses are great in this dish.
  • Fresh herbs: Top off with some fresh basil or parsley to bring out a fresh flavor.
  • Variation : This is the perfect recipe to sneak in a few extra vegetables. Broccoli, mushrooms, spinach or even more bell peppers.

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hicken Spaghetti Casserole in a white baking dish

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

4.7 from 12 votes
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is one of my best go to meals. You can make it any night of the week and your family will rave about it.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 oz can cream of chicken soup 10.5
  • 1 oz can cream of mushroom soup 10.5
  • 1 oz can Ro-Tel 10, diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 16 oz cooked spaghetti
  • 1 cup of reserved pasta cooking water
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt butter.
  • Add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in both cans of soup, Ro-Tel, chicken and half of the pasta cooking water. Stir until combined.
  • Add spaghetti and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Add additional pasta cooking water until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  • Pour into a 13×9 casserole dish.
  • Top with cheddar cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese has melted.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a pot luck or buffet dinner. Simply increase the ingredients proportionally.
  • Different Cheese: Mexican blend or Four cheese blend Italian cheeses are great in this dish.
  • Fresh: Top off with some fresh basil or parsley to bring out a fresh flavor.
  • Variation : This is the perfect recipe to sneak in a few extra vegetables. Broccoli, mushrooms, spinach or even more bell peppers.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 440mg | Iron: 3mg

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17 thoughts on “Chicken Spaghetti Casserole”

  1. 4 stars
    I really like this, My kids don’t like tomato sauce, so I know they will like this. I am going to make it next week. I am putting it on my menu plan.

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  2. We use a lot of Campbell’s soups for our casseroles and other meals, too. They add a lot of flavor and help to hearty up the plate.

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  3. This sounds great. I have never had chicken in spaghetti.

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  4. I wish my hubby were like your little man haha! My hubs doesn’t like pasta, which is insane. This spaghetti looks soo good, I’m gonna try it when the hubs is gone!

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  5. My kids are the same way. They wont touch certain foods but devour pasta. Anything pasta they love. I can see why your little guy loves this! It looks great!

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  6. True story: The day that Chris (Foods Thoughts of a Chef Wannabe) posted that recipe, my husband was standing over my shoulder, begging me to make it. I promised that I would, but then life got away from me.

    So TODAY… he just happened to come home for lunch (he works 3 miles from home) and what does he see? YOUR recipe!
    Oh my gosh… I guess it need to make it now!

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    • That is sooo funny! Let me know if he likes it! My son can’t get enough. He would eat it every day if I let him!

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