Firefighter's Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
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Firefighter's Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

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I'm usually in the kitchen most of the day making some kind of dish for my family, neighbors or the local fire department to pass around and try. My husband is a firefighter in our town, and this casserole is a favorite there.— Krista Davis-Keith, New Castle, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 to 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 5 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 404 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soups, sour cream, milk, 2 tablespoons butter and seasonings. Add the cheeses, celery, onion and mushrooms. Stir in the chicken and spaghetti.
  3. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish (dish will be full). Combine cornflakes and remaining butter; sprinkle over the top.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Firefighter's Chicken Spaghetti in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p172

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"This was really good. The whole family enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"I have made this for years and like some of the different ingredients but I always use cheddar cheese which would give this much more flavor."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015 Edited Aug. 3, 2015

"Like many others, I saut?ed the vegetables in butter first. The pasta mixture had great flavor with the mixture of cheeses and veggies. I may try butter- cracker crumbs instead of the corn flake crumbs next time as my family wasn't a big fan of the texture of the topping mixing in with the pasta."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"This was great. Next time I'm saut?ing the onions and celery and slightly saut?ing the (fresh) mushroom. Also, I'm adding chopped water chestnuts. On the cornflakes, make sure that it is 1-1/2 Crushed cornflakes and I used Rotisserie Chicken."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"This is really good, but I made some revisions. I saut?ed the onions and celery with fresh mushrooms in 2 Tbs of butter and cooked the chicken in 2 Tbs of butter. I omitted the 2 Tbs in the mixture since I used it for saut?ing. I substituted Monterey Jack cheese for the mozzarella for more flavor. With those changes, it was very tasty, and I'll be making it again."

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