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Stephanie's Best Casserole Recipe

Stephanie's Best Casserole

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"This is a recipe I make all the time for my family. They love it, especially when there's a lot of cheese."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and cook rigatoni pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the skillet 20 minutes, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 10 inch casserole dish.
  4. In the prepared casserole dish, mix the cooked pasta, cooked chicken, spaghetti sauce, broccoli rabe, and mozzarella cheese. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2007

My husband and I enjoyed this one--he went back for seconds! Instead of broccoli and mushrooms I added some red and green peppers, and I also added some additional spices. I left out the cheddar cheese and substituted more mozzarella instead.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2010

This was just OK. We ate it because thats what I had made for dinner. No one had seconds and it made quite a bit. I will not be repeating this one.


40 Ratings

Oct 09, 2007

I really enjoyed this recipe. I made it exactly as the recipe asks except for one wonderful change. I added a packet of dry Italian salad dressing to the chicken. yumm it was fantastic. I was concerned about the cheddar cheese but I really thought it added a uniqe and wonderful flavor. I am gonna go and eat some left overs for lunch now lets see if its as good the next day :)

Jan 14, 2008

i loved this... i also used the dry italian dressing on the chicken. i used two jars of spaghetti sauce instead of one.. highly recommend this

Jul 27, 2009

I would suggest doubling the amount of pasta and chicken involved, and adding italian seasonings (and maybe some onion/bell peppers if you like spice) while still only using 1 jar of spaghetti sauce. Make these changes for a 5 star experience!

Oct 26, 2005

Good casserole dinner. I added itallian seasoning for extra flavor. Easy to make and my kids loved it. I will make it again.

Jul 12, 2011

I doubled the pasta sauce as per other commenters, I also used whole wheat bowties (I didn't have any rigatoni), added some corn and sauteed onions, garlic and celery with the chicken. I didn't use half mozza/half cheddar, and just used marble. This was an amazing starting point for a recipe, and my fiance loved it. I will be definitely making this again!

Oct 29, 2010

This was a simple dish that my family really liked. I made a couple of changes: I used turkey tenderloin instead of chicken because that's what I had on hand. I sauteed the turkey in butter which gave it a nice flavor. I also used alfredo sauce instead of spaghetti sauce which was really good. The only change I would make in the future would be to use less pasta. I thought 16 oz. was way too much...half the pasta would have been better.


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 30.6 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 683 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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