August 27, 2013

Healthy Meals (009): Italian Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

This recipe comes just in time for your last meals at home before you head off to Disneyland.  I was feeling like a little comfort food last weekend and crafted this "casserole" with ingredients I had on hand.  I consulted a few recipes and the ingredients in my fridge.


Italian Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

  • 1 package spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 jars pasta sauce (I used a combination of tomato basil and spicy tomato)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1-10 oz package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1-14 oz. can of diced tomatoes, partially drained
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 4-6 oz. light cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In large cast iron pot, heat olive oil and cook onion until translucent and fragrant, about 6-8 minutes.  Add spinach, cream cheese and herbs, frequently stirring.  Add 1 jar of pasta sauce.  Add chicken and spaghetti and mix well.
  3. Place mixture in 9x13 casserole dish and top with additional sauce and top with cheese, if desired.  Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.  
  4. Serve with crusty bread and a tossed salad.  

2 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! I am going to give this recipe a try! I can't wait to read all about your upcoming trip!

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  2. Looks delicious!! Will definitely give it a try before my next race!!

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