Chicken Nugget Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
Youngsters will need just five ingredients to help prepare this easy chicken nugget casserole. Our kids love to eat chicken nuggets this way. It's a satisfying supper with spaghetti and a salad. —Tylene Loar, Mesa, Arizona


  • 1 package (13-1/2 ounces) frozen chicken nuggets
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.Place chicken nuggets in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Layer with spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning.
  2. Cover and bake until chicken is heated through and cheese is melted, 30-35 minutes.
Chicken Nugget Casserole Tips

How can you make chicken nugget casserole your own?

Making this chicken nugget casserole your own is easy to do, especially because it's a quick and short recipe. Use your favorite jarred marinara sauce, or mix in some vegetables like mushrooms, tomatoes, or frozen peas. Add a dash of red pepper flakes for some extra heat. If you want to make this a more filling meal, add some cooked, al dente pasta before you top the frozen nuggets and Parmesan with sauce. We'd suggest using bow tie pasta, medium shells, or even tortellini.

What can you serve with chicken nugget casserole?

Serve chicken nugget casserole with a vegetable like green beans or sautéed zucchini, or a fresh green salad. If you don't end up adding pasta to the casserole dish, serve it on the side.

How should you store leftovers of chicken nugget casserole?

Chicken nugget casserole will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days, as long as your wrap it tightly. If you liked this recipe, be sure to check out more chicken casserole recipes—although not all of them use chicken nuggets.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Associate Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 306 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 968mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.