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Spaghetti BakeSpaghetti Bake

Prepared by: Susan Mills-Gray,
Nutrition Specialist,

University of Missouri Extension

January 22, 2017


Yield: 6 servings (1 cup per serving)



  • 1/2 pound uncooked spaghetti pasta
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 15-ounce cans no-salt tomatoes, not drained
  • Skim parmesan and mozzarella cheese, if desired



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and place in a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine chicken, garlic, oregano and pepper. Cook in oil until hot, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Spoon tomato and chicken mixture over the spaghetti in the baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Serve immediately.



  1. Prepare the casserole as listed above without baking, and then place it in a disposable foil pan and cover, or line a baking dish with heavy duty foil and cover. Place in the freezer marked with the date and instructions written on the outside.
  2. If freezing in a dish lined with heavy duty foil, remove frozen casserole from the baking dish, fully wrap with foil before returning to freezer.
  3. When ready to use, transfer to the refrigerator the night before to thaw (return foil wrapped frozen casserole to the original baking dish to thaw). Then bake at the 350F for about 40 to 45 minutes or until hot and bubbling.


Nutrition information per serving

Calories: 230

Total Fat: 9g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Protein: 18g

Carbohydrates: 19g

Fiber: 3g

Sodium: 380mg


Source: Make-Ahead Meals Sandra Bastin, Extension Food Specialist, University of Kentucky


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