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Dinner on a Dime: Chicken Parma Casserole

This dish is quick, easy, filling, and the best part is that it is cheap to make.

Ingredients ($15 or less based on brand and store):

  • 1 bag of frozen chicken nuggets (or frozen chicken patties) $5

  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce $3

  • 1 8 oz. bag of shredded cheese $5

  • Optional: 1 box of pasta $2


  • Heat oven to 350˚

  • Layer chicken nuggets (or patties) in a 11x7-in. oven safe baking dish

  • Pour spaghetti sauce over chicken

  • Hint: To get the extra sauce out of the jar, pour the sauce into a bowl then fill the jar 1/4th of the way with water, close and shake. Pour contents of jar into bowl, mix, then pour over chicken.

  • You can also add spices to the sauce for an extra dimension of flavor. I suggest Italian Seasoning, Oregano, or Garlic.

  • Layer shredded cheese on top evenly. If you have any extra chicken, repeat steps.

  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the chicken is heated throughout and the cheese is melted.

  • If making pasta to go with it, cook according to the directions on the box.

Chicken Parma Casserole credit Taste of Home