This third pregnancy has been so different. Not necessarily because I feel like I’ve “been there, done that” already, but I do feel more relaxed in my anticipation. I’ve been slowly working on the nursery- as opposed to having it finished the day I found out the gender with the girls. I’m stocking up on clothes and gear, but I didn’t clear the store out the first shopping trip. I have started a list of freezer meals I want to make before the baby comes this December though. It feels a little early to start thinking about prepping in that regard, but it just gives me an excuse to make (and eat) all of the recipes in the meantime to see what I think will work best!
I love chicken spaghetti- but I don’t love the cream of mushroom soup that most recipes call for. Partly because I never keep it in the pantry, but mostly because I don’t like the taste of it. I decided to sub it out for cream cheese and the result was creamy and delicious! For extra flavor (and ease) I like to use a rotisserie chicken. This Chicken Spaghetti recipe is definitely making the list.
- 2 cups cooked chicken
- 3 cups dry spaghetti broken into two inch pieces
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
- 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 1 4 oz jar diced pimentos drained
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup additional grated sharp cheddar cheese
- Cook the spaghetti as directed on the box, careful not to overcook.
- In a large skillet, combine cream cheese and 2 cups cheddar cheese over medium heat. Stir continuously until mixture begins to melt.
- Gradually add the chicken broth until the mixture is creamy. (You want it to be creamy, not soupy, this may not require ALL of the broth).
- Add in the green peppers, onion, pimentos, and spices.
- Combine the noodles, sauce, and chicken in a large casserole dish. (If the mixture seems to dry at this stage, add in a small amount of the remaining broth as needed.)
- Top with remaining cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until bubbly.
Pasta recipes are notorious for freezing and reheating well, check out more of my favs: