Photo: Melissa Springer
2 casseroles, 4 servings each (serving size: about 1 cup)

This chicken spaghetti casserole is low in calories and can easily be made ahead. The recipe makes two casseroles so enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other for later. To prepare the frozen casserole, cover and bake for 55 minutes at 350°; uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine broth, salt, pepper, and soup in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add soup mixture to chicken mixture; toss. Divide mixture evenly between 2 (8-inch) square or (2-quart) baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over each casserole. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

Livsmom2009's Review

January 09, 2013
I made this with little shell noodles but kept to the 7 ounces and it fed my teenage son, his friend, my husband and myself with nothing left over! Again I fed two teenage boys and they loved it! I also added garlic after reading some of the reviews along with 1/4 tsp of chili powder to add some more flavor. It was a hit with both my son his friend and my husband, my son asked me to make it again tonight!

September 03, 2015
Great idea using the slow cooker !  Keeps the house cooler in the summer!  I'm going to try this, this weekend.  Thanks for the idea! 

Panski's Review

February 26, 2013
Unfortunately this wasn't a hit with us. I did follow the recipe exactly other than substituting turkey for chicken. I didn't have any trouble mixing the ingredients, but found the end result to be rather bland and gluey. Water chesnuts would have been a good addition. Still I can see this might be popular with children due to that blandness. Husband says not a repeat.

alphabetizing's Review

August 31, 2014
This is pretty dang close to the real, much fattier thing. Obviously, not quite as rich, but very close. The traditional chicken spaghetti casserole I had did not have the celery, but I made this as directed anyway. I think I would half or omit the celery next time. I would also think this could be further improved by sauteing the onions/peppers beforehand for a minute. I think this could be four stars if you did that and added some garlic powder and maybe 2 tbsp grated parm or romano to the casserole mixture to amp up the cheesiness, although I know this naturally would increase calories some (you could combat this increase by using r/f cheddar on top). Maybe chop up and add some fresh mushrooms for more oomph.

LightFootsteps's Review

January 20, 2013
I'm not sure why some people found this to be so bad - I thought it was really good! I kept it in the oven 10 minutes longer than suggested and I didn't have low fat mushroom soup, so maybe that helped? I also used whole wheat noodles. I thought this was very flavorful, everything cooked thoroughly, and I am excited for leftovers tomorrow!

Amberdawn78's Review

November 19, 2012
After reading others reviews I switched things up a bit. I added 1 can cream if celery & 1 can cream of mushroom (instead of 2 cans mushroom). I sauted my celery, pepper & onion 1st with a bit of garlic powder for about 5 minutes. I put it all in my slow cooker with 1 extra cup of chicken broth for 2 hours on low. I also added a few more seasonings (like "chicken base" and "cheese, chives & bacon" from Epicure Selections. I added the cheese right before serving. It was pretty tasty.

MelissaC23's Review

December 07, 2013

loaduponlegumes's Review

January 09, 2009
This recipe reminded me of something made and served in a church's basement. It was just so thick and the texture was just weird. I'm not a huge fan - actually, this is one of the only recipes I've tried and decided not to make again from Cooking Light... and I've tried lots of them. Just didn't quite fit the bill.

JenniferM's Review

October 24, 2011
I made this last night and split into 2 casseroles. I made it as the recipe specified. I felt a little more chicken broth could have helped the recipe as it seemed very thick when cooked. Also both casseroles seemed a bit smaller than I expected. My husband really liked it and the kids (picky) ate it, but I don't know that I would make it again.

LizzMarie's Review

July 28, 2013