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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

4 servings

"I first made this meal-in-one when I had unexpected guests," recalls Bernice Janowski of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. "It's popular when I'm in a hurry, because it takes minutes to assemble."
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 4 breaded fully cooked chicken patties

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the ricotta, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder; set aside. In another bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms.
  2. Drain spaghetti; add 2 cups spaghetti sauce mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; top with cheese mixture.
  3. Arrange chicken patties over the top; drizzle with the remaining spaghetti sauce mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 719 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1998mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 6g fiber), 39g protein.

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