Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti

Pimentos and green chilies combine with cheddar cheese and tarragon to give Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti casserole its unique flavor. Tarragon is one of my favorite herbs to combine with chicken as the flavors complement each other so well.

The casserole freezes well so if you want to double up on the recipe, it’s a good dish to stock the freezer. I like this recipe because not only can I make extra for the freezer, I can easily make a vegetarian option by substituting broccoli or red bell peppers in place of the chicken (I substitute cream of celery soup for the vegetarian version).

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Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti with parsley being scooped out with a pasta utensil

Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. spaghetti, cooked according to directions
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked, cubed (from freezer)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (10.45 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp pimientos, diced
  • 1 (4.5 oz.) can green chilies
  • 1 Tbsp tarragon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

Combine chicken, 1 cup cheese, soup, milk, pimientos, green chilies, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Add spaghetti and mix gently. Place mixture in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 299

Keywords: cheddar chicken spaghetti, cheddar chicken spaghetti casserole

Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti with parsley being scooped out with a pasta utensil

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

Comments

  1. I forgot to get pimentos so I added bacon bits. Easy, fast and flexible recipe that tastes delicious 😊

    • Thanks for the feedback – so glad you enjoyed it! I actually made a vegetarian version yesterday and had it for dinner last night and lunch today. 🙂

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