Easy Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

 You are going to LOVE this recipe! A few simple ingredients come together to make a creamy, cheesy chicken spaghetti casserole that will please the whole family.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti - Your family's new favorite dinner!

My late aunt used to make the best cheese spaghetti when I was a kid, and I have never quite been able to replicate it. My baked mac and cheese recipe is not even close. I’m pretty sure she used something like American “cheese” singles or maybe Velveeta, which is why I think my homemade attempts never taste like hers. This chicken spaghetti is about the closest I’ve gotten, and it is a new family favorite!

I usually avoid canned soup as an ingredient, but the cheese soup was calling my name at the grocery store with its promise of convenience. I have to admit that it did not disappoint! This meal is perfect for busy nights, and I bet your family will love all that cheesy goodness.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti - Your family's new favorite dinner!

I chose cauliflower to add to this recipe because it’s white and blends in to be almost invisible. I knew if I added something green that noses would be turned up instantly. Matt said he wasn’t fooled and noticed the cauliflower right away, but he did eat it without complaint, so that’s a success. (That’s my husband I’m talking about:  An adult…) You can of course feel free to use whatever vegetable(s) you want! You could also cut the cauliflower into much smaller pieces to make it blend in more easily.

If you are worried about too much spice, just use petite diced tomatoes instead of Rotel tomatoes, but it really wasn’t that spicy as written.  I hope you will try this cheesy chicken spaghetti recipe, and let me know how you like it!

Easy Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti - Your family's new favorite dinner!
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Easy Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti - Your family's new favorite dinner!

Easy Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

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This easy cheesy chicken spaghetti casserole with tomatoes and cauliflower only takes a few ingredients and is a perfect weeknight dinner.

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces spaghetti uncooked
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets chopped small
  • 10 ounces condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 10 ounces Rotel tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Break spaghetti noodles into thirds and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add chicken and cauliflower to hot skillet, and sprinkle with garlic powder. Stir fry until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese soup to chicken mixture, and stir to combine. Add cooked noodles, and stir to coat. Transfer this cheesy goodness to the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle cheese over the top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted. (You could actually skip this step if you wanted and just melt the cheese over the pasta in the skillet before serving.)
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
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14 comments

Tiffany
8 years ago

So good!! Thank you! My family LOVED it…even my 8 yr old, who is a picky eater! Thank you :)

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Oh I’m so happy to hear that, Tiffany. Thank you!

Loni
10 years ago

On Monday I wrote down everything I needed to make this relish recipe and today I can not find the directions on here to make it. Am I going crazy? I feel like I am….

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Loni! I don’t have a relish recipe. Was it salsa maybe? What was it like and maybe I can help!

Liz
10 years ago

Nice recipe. Thanks Andi. Have a Great Day and Week!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Liz!

Debra
10 years ago

I just made this last night and it was delicious I added broccoli and cauliflower very tasty indeed.

Andi
10 years ago

I’m so happy to hear you liked it, Debra! Thanks for taking the time to come back and let me know :)

Jennifer
11 years ago

This looks amazing! I will probably be making something similar with broccoli. If I can get my boyfriend to eat vegetables, I feel like I won an award! (Hiding them in cheese is a great trick!)

Andi
11 years ago

I hear you! My husband won’t touch broccoli, but I managed to get him to eat the cauliflower in this. Thanks so much for coming over!

julie @ This Gal Cooks
11 years ago

Yea! I love that you added cauliflower to this. Cauliflower tasted great with cheese! Looks good, Andi!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

As a cheeseaholic, you should know ;) This one was good, definitely worth a Lactaid if you ask me. Thanks so much, Julie!

tanya
11 years ago

This reminds me of a dish my mom used to make and I loved it! She didn’t have the cauliflower in there, but I can see how it would be absolutely tasty!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

My aunt made cheese spaghetti when I was a kid, and I was thinking of that when I came up with this recipe. Hers was just spaghetti and cheese, but I was going for a one dish meal (because I am lazy). You could leave the cauliflower out and just serve a vegetable with it. Thanks so much for your comment, Tanya!

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