PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.
Crisp, cooler days call for warm comfort food that teases your tastebuds. And with the holidays right around the corner, I find myself turning to casserole dishes that are flavorful and easy to make. One of my family’s favorites is my mother’s Chicken Spaghetti Casserole.
I remember the first time my mother made this casserole. She was on a “one new recipe each week” kick. Some of the new recipes were duds, and others were fabulous like this Chicken Spaghetti Casserole.
A trick I learned from my mother is to use PAM Cooking Spray to grease the casserole dish. It’s much easier to apply than spreading butter or shortening into the dish. I also think PAM Cooking Spray works better at keeping foods from sticking and it leaves *99% less residue (*vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bakeware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times).
This recipe is so easy to make and perfect for busy lifestyles. After cooking the spaghetti and chicken, you simply mix everything together and pour it into a greased casserole dish. Then top with buttered, herbed croutons and place in the oven.
Serve it on a week night when you don’t have lots of time to prepare a meal, or on a busy weekend when you have family activities. After Thanksgiving, you can swap out the chicken for your turkey leftovers.
Even your pickiest of eaters will like Chicken Spaghetti Casserole!
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
2 whole chicken breasts (2 cups) cooked and shredded
8 oz package spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 can Cream of Chicken soup and ½ cup water
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
½ package herb stuffing mix
1 stick butter
PAM Cooking Spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease casserole dish by applying PAM Cooking Spray. Mix first 6 ingredients together all ingredients and pour into large, greased casserole dish. Melt butter and mix with the herb stuffing mix. Spread on top of casserole and bake for 30-40 minutes, until stuffing turns golden brown.