Pimento Cheese Chicken Spaghetti

Pimento Cheese Chicken Spaghetti – comfort food at its best! Chicken, diced pimentos, and spaghetti baked in a homemade cheese sauce. Kids and adults gobbled this up! Chicken, spaghetti, butter, flour, milk, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, onion powder, diced pimentos, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

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Easy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Stop what you are doing and add this Pimento Cheese Chicken Spaghetti to your menu. Tender pasta baked in a luscious, creamy sauce infused with the flavors of pimento cheese. This is comfort food at its best! Whether enjoyed as a weeknight dinner or showcased as the star of a special occasion meal, this dish is sure to leave you longing for seconds!

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How to Make Pimento Cheese Chicken Spaghetti

This casserole is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta according to the package directions for al dente pasta. Drain spaghetti noodles and set aside.

To make the creamy sauce, melt unsalted butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook for one minute. Slowly whisk in milk and cook until it starts to thicken. Remove pan from heat.

Stir in sharp cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, diced pimentos, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.

Add cooked chicken and cooked spaghetti to cheese sauce and mix well.

Pour the spaghetti mixture into a casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top the pasta with more shredded cheese. Bake uncovered in a preheated oven until bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe, but you can use any cooked chicken you have on hand. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, tenderloins, or canned chicken all work great.
    • You can substitute leftover holiday turkey.
  • I suggest using Unsalted Cream of Chicken & Mushroom Soups in this dish to control the sodium.
  • Cook the spaghetti noodles in chicken broth for extra flavor.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • spinach
    • green peas
  • Can Chicken Spaghetti Be Frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool to room temperature. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • When ready to bake, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake as directed.
  • Can I make Chicken Spaghetti In advance? Yes! You can definitely make the casserole ahead of time. Assemble the casserole and cover the pan with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
    • Bring the casserole dish to room temperature before baking as directed. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
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What to Serve with Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

This Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a new favorite at our house. The whole family gobbled it up! YUM! When it comes to what to serve alongside this dish, I have some great ideas for you. Start by serving a crisp, refreshing green salad tossed with a tangy vinaigrette to balance the rich and creamy flavors of the dish. For a hearty side, consider warm garlic bread or buttery dinner rolls, perfect for soaking up every last bit of sauce. If you’re looking to add some veggies to your meal, roasted asparagus or green beans make excellent choices, adding both color and nutrition to your plate. With these delicious pairings, this cheesy chicken spaghetti is sure to be a hit at the dinner table!

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Pimento Cheese Chicken Spaghetti

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Pimento Cheese Chicken Spaghetti – comfort food at its best! Chicken, diced pimentos, and spaghetti baked in a homemade cheese sauce. Kids and adults gobbled this up! Chicken, spaghetti, butter, flour, milk, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, onion powder, diced pimentos, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk and cook until it starts to thicken, 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese, cream of chicken or mushroom soup, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add chicken, pimentos, and cooked spaghetti to cheese sauce and mix well.
  • Transfer spaghetti mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Notes:

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe, but you can use any cooked chicken you have on hand. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, tenderloins, or canned chicken all work great.
    • You can substitute leftover holiday turkey.
  • I suggest using Unsalted Cream of Chicken & Mushroom Soups in this dish to control the sodium.
  • Cook the spaghetti noodles in chicken broth for extra flavor.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • spinach
    • green peas
  • Can Chicken Spaghetti Be Frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool to room temperature. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
    • When ready to bake, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake as directed.
  • Can I make Chicken Spaghetti In advance? Yes! You can definitely make the casserole ahead of time. Assemble the casserole and cover the pan with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
    • Bring the casserole dish to room temperature before baking as directed. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

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