One-Pan Chicken Florentine Spaghetti Bake



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
Printable recipe 

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.




ENJOY!



Comments

  1. I love fuss free and delicious one pot meals like this. Thanks for sharing, Pam.

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  2. I like this, easy and delicious! thanks Pam.

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  3. Dear Pam,
    Fabulous recipe and post...Love it, so easy and it must be delicious...I can just see my fork going into this dish and pulling up some of the cheese....yummy! Thanks for sharing...
    Hugs, Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks, Dottie! Yes, the cheese is great over it. Take care. Hugs

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  4. I bet it's good! So easy too..had never heard of this!

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    1. It is good, Monique! And easy makes it better!

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  5. Saw your "Keep Smiling" and I want you to know that I am certainly smiling with this recipe. This recipe belongs in my my Food pyramid. Hubby isn't fond of these kind of meals.....but, I feel the need to satisfy my tastebuds outweighing his likes!! LOL

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    1. Thanks, Shug! Glad it makes you smile! It's good comfort food! Take care

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  6. Pam, Couldn't be much simpler! Never thought of this concept... In my case, I'd leave out the mushrooms. My wife loves them and I don't. She'd really like this dish! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Yes, for the simplicity! I hear you with the mushrooms, we love them here. Take care

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  7. Wow love how little labor is involved here but it looks awesome! Great recipe!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyne! Yes, a perfect dish for a busy day. Have a great rest of the week!

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  8. Wow, so easy and so much flavor. A recipe doesn't get simpler -- or tastier -- than this. Really inspired stuff -- thanks so much.

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    1. Thanks, John! Easy is a good thing when cooking!

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