Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

This chicken spaghetti casserole is low and calories and can easily be made ahead. The recipe makes two casseroles so enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other for later. To prepare the frozen casserole, cover and bake for 55 minutes at 350°; uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Yield: 2 casseroles, 4 servings each (serving size: about 1 cup)


  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups uncooked spaghetti noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices celery
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed 30% reduced-sodium 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine broth, salt, pepper, and soup in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add soup mixture to chicken mixture; toss. Divide mixture evenly between 2 (8-inch) square or (2-quart) baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over each casserole. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories:261 (27% from fat)
Fat:7.8g (sat 3.9g,mono 2.2g,poly 1.1g)
**We love this recipe! Super quick and easy to make ahead of time if desired. I use shredded rotisserie chicken for an even speedier prep! And, if you need all servings at once, a 9x13 pan works well.

1 comment:

  1. This was delicious. I didn't see that it called for 2 cans of mushroom soup, so I put in some milk and it worked out fine. We must be big eaters though because we finished the whole thing!