Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a family comfort food favorite! Spaghetti is coated in a from scratch milk based sauce with chicken, peppers and chilis and finished in the oven with a hefty layer of cheese. Yum!
Cooking time: 30minutes
- 8 ounces spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium white onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
- 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes drained
- 4 ounces canned diced green chillies drained
- 2 cups cooked diced chicken
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
How To Prepare
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook spaghetti in a saucepan according to package directions.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add in onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
Add in garlic and flour and continue to cook 2 more minutes. Slowly stir in milk and bring to a simmer until thickened. Once the sauce thickens, immediately remove from heat.
Stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese until melted and smooth. Then stir in diced tomatoes, diced green chilis, diced cooked chicken, and drained spaghetti. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour pasta into a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Top with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until cheese is warm and bubbly and starting to brown.