Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini

Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini – comfort food at its best! Chicken and spaghetti baked in a homemade cheese sauce. So easy to make and the whole family loved it! Chicken, spaghetti, butter, flour, milk, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Can add bell pepper, pimentos, green peas, or spinach to the casserole. Can make in advance and freeze for later. #casserole #chicken #spaghetti #cheddarcheese
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Chicken Tetrazzini is a very popular chicken casserole. It seems like most families have their own version of this classic dish. This Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini recipe comes from a Plain Chicken reader. I love Chicken Tetrazzini, so I am always up to try a new version, and this version is delicious! Chicken, spaghetti baked in a creamy cheese sauce. I could have eaten the whole pan myself!

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How to Make Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

This Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole is very easy to make. Start by cooking the spaghetti. While the spaghetti is cooking, start on the sauce. Melt some butter in a saucepan. Whisk in some flour and cook for a minute. Slowly whisk in some milk. Do this slowly so the sauce doesn’t get lumpy. Let the sauce cook a couple of minutes until it starts to thicken. Remove the sauce from the heat and whisk in some cheese, a can of cream of chicken or mushroom soup, garlic powder, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Finally, toss together the cooked spaghetti, cooked chicken, and the sauce. Spread into a baking dish and top with more cheese. Pop the casserole in the oven and bake.
The original recipe included a bell pepper and a 4-oz jar of diced pimentos. I don’t particularly love either, so I left them out. Feel free to add them to the casserole if you enjoy them. You could also add some frozen green peas or spinach. Both sound delicious!

Can Chicken Tetrazzini Be Frozen?

You can make this Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for a quick meal later. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight and bake as directed below. To reheat the casserole, thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight. Cover with foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes, until heated through.

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What to Serve with Chicken Tetrazzini

This Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini is a new favorite at our house. We both loved this easy cheesy chicken spaghetti. I actually have it on the menu again this week. YUM! We love to serve this with a salad, green beans, asparagus, and some bread. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole:

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quick, easy, simple, best, pasta, rotisserie chicken, cream of chicken soup, comfort food, hotdish, potluck, for a crowd
Main Dish, casserole
American
Yield: serves 4 to 6

Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

prep time:15 minscook time: 30 mins total time: 45 mins
Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini – comfort food at its best! Chicken and spaghetti baked in a homemade cheese sauce. So easy to make and the whole family loved it! Chicken, spaghetti, butter, flour, milk, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Can add bell pepper, pimentos, green peas, or spinach to the casserole. Can make in advance and freeze for later. #casserole #chicken #spaghetti #cheddarcheese

ingredients:

  • 8-oz thin spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in 3/4 cups cheddar cheese, cream of chicken or mushroom soup, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Add chicken and cooked spaghetti to cheese sauce and mix well. 
  6. Transfer spaghetti mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

NOTES:

Can use any cheese in place of cheddar cheese.
Can add bell pepper and 1 (4-oz) jar diced pimentos, drained to spaghetti mixture.
Can add frozen green peas or spinach too spaghetti mixture.
Can prepare through Step 6 and freeze for later.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.

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