Million Dollar Chicken Tetrazzini

Million Dollar Chicken Tetrazzini – super delicious make-ahead casserole! Makes a great freezer meal!! Chicken, spaghetti, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese. SO creamy and it tastes like a million bucks! This is definitely going in the dinner rotation! #chicken #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner

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Easy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Stop what you are doing and add this Million Dollar Chicken Tetrazzini to your menu. O-M-YUM! It is SO good! I took my Grandmother’s recipe for Chicken Tetrazzini and added my million dollar flavor combination of cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream. Chicken, spaghetti, and four types of cheese baked in a creamy sauce. This is comfort food at its best!

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How to Make Chicken Tetrazzini

This chicken casserole is very easy to make. Start with boiling the pasta. While the pasta is cooking, stir together chopped chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Add the cooked pasta and pour it into the pan. That is it! The hardest part of the whole process is waiting on the water to boil for the pasta.

To cut down on the prep time, I use a rotisserie chicken. Rotisserie chickens are a HUGE timesaver. I always have some rotisserie chicken meat in the freezer for casseroles like this one.

Can Chicken Tetrazzini be Frozen?

You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. To bake the casserole after refrigerating overnight, you may need to add a few minutes to the baking time. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. You can also freeze leftovers for a quick meal later. To reheat leftovers, thaw completely and microwave or cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes, until heated through.

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What Sides Go With Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I always eat way too much! We like to serve this chicken spaghetti with some green beans, asparagus, or a salad and some rolls. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this casserole:

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Million Dollar Chicken Tetrazzini

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Million Dollar Chicken Tetrazzini – super delicious make-ahead casserole! Makes a great freezer meal!! Chicken, spaghetti, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese. SO creamy and it tastes like a million bucks! This is definitely going in the dinner rotation! #chicken #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-oz) package spaghetti
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken, meat removed and chopped
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 300ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped chicken, soups, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese, broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Stir in cooked pasta.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with cheeses and parsley. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake covered for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Notes:

Can make casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
If baking directly from the refrigerator, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed above.

Steph

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  1. This was a huge hit!! I just happened to come across it and had everything in my pantry. I used canned chicken instead of regular chicken and no one could even tell!!

  2. Made this for my family tonight and we all loved it! Delicious and easy to prepare! Definitely a keeper! I followed the recipe exactly, expect I used 3 chicken breasts that I cooked in the Instant Pot and shredded. It was so creamy and cheesy… definitely comfort food! I was nervous about the cottage cheese, but am now very glad I tried it. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. I made this for dinner tonight. It was so good. I am keeping this recipe. My daughter came over to eat with us, and she kept saying how good it was. So of course, she is taking some home with her to enjoy later. I cannot make you understand just how delicious this is. Yummy, yummy for my tummy!!!🤗
    Keep up the good work.

    1. added a small onion, celery, minced garlic that I sauteed W/1tbsp butter also sub’d ricotta cheese for CC had some leftover grilled chicken that worked great and topped with fresh mushrooms then the cheeses Yummy Yummy will definitely make again. didn’t have spaghetti so I used linguini

    2. Kim, if you do a search on this website, there is a recipe called ‘chicken tetrazzini’ and it is similar to this one except it doesn’t call for cottage cheese or cream cheese. It’s really good! I haven’t tried the million dollar version yet but I will soon 🙂

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