I came home from a local restaurant and recreated this delicious dish. We serve it with a side salad and crusty bread.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread olive oil into the bottom of a cast-iron skillet or large baking dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

  • Stir spaghetti, marinara sauce, diced chicken, onion, pepperoni, green pepper, mushroom pieces, and black olives together in a large bowl; transfer into the prepared cast-iron skillet. Top with mozzarella cheese in a layer and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling, chicken is cooked through, and the cheese topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

672 calories; 27.3 g total fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 1563 mg sodium. 68 g carbohydrates; 36.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2014
Timballo Spaghetti Casserole Haiku: "Change the pasta type. Strand noodles awkward to eat. Needs more parmesan!" I was thrown off by the ingredient list saying "cooked chicken" and instructions saying "bake til chicken is cooked through" so I just ignored that and made everything as written w/ Costco's Kirkland canned chicken (I'm no can chicken snob; that Kirkland stuff is great!) The spaghetti noodles made this a little difficult to eat (i.e. hard to scoop/stab nummy ingredients all while twirling spaghetti) and 1 TB of parmesan was definitely not enough to sprinkle over the entire top so we added more when we served it. Made a TON but the leftovers were just as good if not better; when making again I'd use a different noodle reduce the mozzarella increase the parm and maybe saute the onions and peppers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2016
Too dry for our liking. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2014
Timballo Spaghetti Casserole Haiku: "Change the pasta type. Strand noodles awkward to eat. Needs more parmesan!" I was thrown off by the ingredient list saying "cooked chicken" and instructions saying "bake til chicken is cooked through" so I just ignored that and made everything as written w/ Costco's Kirkland canned chicken (I'm no can chicken snob; that Kirkland stuff is great!) The spaghetti noodles made this a little difficult to eat (i.e. hard to scoop/stab nummy ingredients all while twirling spaghetti) and 1 TB of parmesan was definitely not enough to sprinkle over the entire top so we added more when we served it. Made a TON but the leftovers were just as good if not better; when making again I'd use a different noodle reduce the mozzarella increase the parm and maybe saute the onions and peppers. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2014
Timballo Spaghetti Casserole Haiku: "Change the pasta type. Strand noodles awkward to eat. Needs more parmesan!" I was thrown off by the ingredient list saying "cooked chicken" and instructions saying "bake til chicken is cooked through" so I just ignored that and made everything as written w/ Costco's Kirkland canned chicken (I'm no can chicken snob; that Kirkland stuff is great!) The spaghetti noodles made this a little difficult to eat (i.e. hard to scoop/stab nummy ingredients all while twirling spaghetti) and 1 TB of parmesan was definitely not enough to sprinkle over the entire top so we added more when we served it. Made a TON but the leftovers were just as good if not better; when making again I'd use a different noodle reduce the mozzarella increase the parm and maybe saute the onions and peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
I love this dish... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2016
This was a solid recipe approved by DH DS and Dear Granddaughter lol! I used 1/2 cup of cooked fresh mushrooms and I sauteed the onion and green pepper before adding it in. This is a useful recipe for cooked chicken and a few pantry items. I knocked it down a star because the recipe is too large for the usual casserole dish and way too large for my 10" iron skillet. I will have enough leftover for another meal so it's all good. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2015
This recipe is good as a guide for throwing a pasta casserole together. Like many others I modified the recipe to my liking and I used what ingredients I had on hand. I used cavatappi pasta cut the tomato sauce in half used sweet red pepper instead of green used fresh mushrooms sauteed all vegetables before mixing in and added 1 c of kidney beans. I skipped the pepperoni and added some red pepper flakes. So I guess it is not really the same recipe that I am reviewing but my point is the recipe is flexible. I also mixed 1/2c. Parmesean cheese into the casserole and didn't put any on top. I cut the mozzerella in half. Overall it was good and I will definitely make other variations in the future. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2014
Very good! I gave this 4 stars because I changed several things due to items I had on-hand. I cut the recipe in half for three adults. Used turkey pepperoni because that's what we like. Left out the green pepper and black olives as I didn't have any. Used mini rigatoni for the pasta and added extra sauce and extra chicken and the mushrooms. Sprinkled shredded cheddar and monterey jack mix on top then shredded parmesan. My family loved it and would definitely make it again with the green pepper and olives. It was a great way to use leftover chicken! Also I baked it in a pottery pie plate so it looked pretty too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2016
I love you this dish very much Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2016
Too dry for our liking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2015
This puts a twist on spaghetti. It's great if you have left over spaghetti too. You can customize it to your liking Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2015
This was good! Was lookin for somethin easy today. Boyfriend approved! Will make again Read More