Creamy Mexican Chicken Spaghetti Casserole Recipe (7 Ingredients, 30 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Creamy Mexican Chicken Spaghetti Casserole Recipe (7 Ingredients, 30 Minutes)

There's nothing wrong with Grandma's old-fashioned chicken spaghetti. In fact, we love it! But this easy Mexican chicken spaghetti recipe packs a little attitude, which is never a bad thing.

This creamy spaghetti casserole recipe is loaded with chicken and cheese. Here's what you need to make this spicy casserole tonight: cooked spaghetti noodles, cooked shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese and taco seasoning. The cilantro garnish is optional. You combine the ingredients, pour them into a baking pan, top with cheese then bake it all up. Best of all, this simple and delicious dinner recipe is on the table in only about 30 minutes.

To spice up this casserole recipe even more, add some chopped fresh hot peppers and a little cayenne pepper. Serve with a salad for a complete dinner. 

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Cuisine: American / Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Servings: 9


  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 20 ounces (2 cans) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend or mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1 ounce (1 packet) taco seasoning (or more, to taste)
  • fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • If you'd like even more heat, you can add some diced hot peppers, a little cayenne pepper or even a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. 
  • You can use Mexican-blend cheese or mozzarella cheese for this recipe.
  • You can serve this recipe on its own or with your favorite salads or sides.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the spaghetti, chicken, soup, salsa, sour cream, half the cheese and taco seasoning. Mix well. 
  2. Pour into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Top with the remaining cheese.
  3. Cover with foil. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired, and serve. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 300

Total Fat: 9.2g

Saturated Fat: 3.9g

Cholesterol: 32mg

Sodium: 694mg

Total Carbohydrate: 40.2g

Dietary Fiber: 5.8g

Total Sugars: 2.2g

Protein: 16.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 91mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 179mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Yum, that sounds so good. Comfort food, for sure!
How delicious. πŸ˜‹
Julie Rose
Diane Torres
Looks yummy πŸ˜‹

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