This is about simplifying your day!
There’s very little prep work here ~ it’s a no fuss dish: dry pasta, uncooked chicken, your favorite sauce, all blanketed with mozzarella cheese.
To begin, break raw uncooked spaghetti in half, or thirds, over a layer of your favorite sauce; homemade or jarred, in a casserole baking dish.
Cut the chicken into bite-size chunks and spread over the top, along with mushrooms and spinach. Do this in two layers, finishing with mozzarella sprinkled over the top, then bake for an hour or so.
That’s it! One-pan, no fuss, little clean-up and a delicious comforting dinner for you and your family on a chilly day like it is here today!
It doesn’t get much easier!
One-Pan Chicken Florentine Spaghetti Bake
8 ounces (1 box) dried spaghetti, broken in half or smaller
1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed of excess liquid)
8 ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
14 ounces chicken breast, cut into bite-size chunks
42 ounces (one 26 ounce jar plus one 16 ounce jar) spaghetti sauce, or homemade
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350°.
Pour 1 cup of sauce in bottom of 13” x 9” baking dish.
Layer half of spaghetti over the sauce.
Layer half the mushrooms, half the chicken and half the spinach.
Arrange more dried spaghetti over all.
Continue with layers of remaining chicken, mushrooms and spinach.
Place remainder of spaghetti on top.
Spread remaining sauce over the top, covering the entire casserole.
Be sure all of the noodles are covered with sauce.
Scatter mozzarella over top.
Cover and bake for 40 minutes.
Uncover, and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.