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Chicken Spaghetti Bake Recipe

This casserole is always a hit at church and anywhere else I serve it. For variety, I sometimes substitute different cheeses, spiral pasta or cooked turkey for the chicken.—Renee Quintero, Mission, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:30-36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (two 16 ounces, one 7 ounces) thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 large green peppers, chopped
  • 3 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (7 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 9 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 6 cups (24 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; rinse and drain. Toss with 1/4 cup oil; set aside.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the onions, green peppers and zucchini in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and olives; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Stir in chicken and soup.
  • 3. Place 2-1/4 cups spaghetti each in three greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Top each with 4 cups sauce and 1 cup cheese. Layer with 2-1/4 cups spaghetti and 2 cups sauce.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 3 casseroles (10-12 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 314 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 385 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.