Chicken Noodle Casserole

March 11, 2022 12 Comments

This creamy chicken noodle casserole is so easy to make and couldn’t be more delicious.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

This chicken noodle casserole has comfort food written all over. It’s so creamy, cheesy and incredibly delicious.

To me this is kind of like chicken pot pie meets chicken noodle soup.

Not sure if that makes sense but you’ll know what I mean when you try it.

Its loaded with chunks of shredded chicken and vegetables in a thick sauce.

Perfect for those egg noodles to soak up.

The crunchy bread crumb topping just pushed this casserole over the edge and made it almost irresistible.

There aren’t many ingredients to this one at all either.

Chicken noodle casserole is a great dinner option for a busy weekday dinner.

Other easy and delicious comfort food dinners:

chicken noodle casserole recipe video:

Chicken noodle casserole recipe video

Why I love chicken noodle casserole:

I just thought I’d lay it out straight for you in case you were on the fence about this one.

Here are some of the reasons why this chicken noodle casserole should be on your menu this week.

  • Very easy to make.
  • Affordable ingredients.
  • Can be made a day or two ahead. Just pop in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it.
  • It can be frozen for up to 6 months.
  • Kid friendly
  • No sides required. This meal is filling enough to be served entirely on its own.
  • Did I mention it’s delicious, too?

What are the chicken options for this?

There actually are a bunch of chicken options out there for this casserole.

I prefer shredded rotisserie chicken but so many options work to be honest.

  • Rotisserie chicken- but I already said that one.
  • Canned Chicken- this is probably an even more affordable option.
  • Grilled chicken cut into cubes.
  • Poached chicken shredded
  • Crockpot chicken
  • Grilled chicken

Don’t go out of your way to get the rotisserie chicken I recommend in the recipes.

If you’ve got some leftovers in the fridge, make your life easier and just use that.

Can I use fresh vegetables?

Sure, you can use fresh vegetables for this chicken noodle casserole.

I just prefer the convenience of the frozen bagged once’s. If that’s not your thing, feel free to use fresh.

Just keep in mind that you may want to cook them a little first before adding them to the casserole.

Just to make sure they’re cooked all the way through.

Recipes are meant to be a guide so add or subtract whatever you’d like.

What are some chicken noodle casserole topping variations?

There are quite a bit of options when it comes to topping options.

I love the seasoned bread crumbs for this one but there are so many to choose from.

Here are a few options:

Choose which ever topping suits you best. They’re all fantastic!

Can I substitute the noodles?

Yes, you can substitute the egg noodles for something else.

I personally love the egg noodles for this one because it reminds me of chicken noodle soup.

The egg noodles are light and fluffy and go perfectly with this casserole.

If egg noodles aren’t your thing or you have some pasta lying around that you’d like to use then go for it.

I’d recommend still using a ribbon pasta like:

  • Fettuccine
  • Linguine
  • Tagliatelle

It’s not a big deal if you’d like to use any other pasta though. They will all work, no problem.

Chicken Noodle Casserole Ingredients:

  • Cooked chicken
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Sour cream
  • Milk
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Egg noodles
  • Frozen vegetables (thawed)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Butter
  • Bread crumbs

Instructions:

First, in a large bowl add the soup cans, milk, sour cream and seasoning.

Stir everything together until it’s evenly combined.

Then add the shredded cheese.

Shredded chicken

And the frozen/ thawed vegetables.

Stir it all to combine.

Next add the cooked egg noodles.

Stir everything together.

Then add the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

Then in a medium sized bowl, melt the butter.

Add the breadcrumbs and stir them into the butter.

Now sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the casserole.

Lastly, bake it at 375° for about 30 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are toasted.

Finally, let it cool slightly and serve hot.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Creamy chicken noodle casserole is delicious and so easy to make
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole recipes, cheeseburger casserole, chicken, chicken noodle casserole, chicken recipe
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 19 oz bag Frozen vegetables- thawed
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 pound egg noodles
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the soup cans, milk and sour cream
  • Season with the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and Italian seasoning
  • Stir everything together until its well combined
  • Stir in the frozen but thawed vegetables, shredded chicken and cheese.
  • Add the cooked egg noodles and gently stir everything together until its evenly combined
  • Transfer the mixture to a 9×13 inch baking dish
  • In a small bow, melt the butter in the microwave and toss it into the breadcrumbs
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly on top of the casserole
  • Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly and the breadcrumbs are toasted

If you try this recipe please leave me a comment here. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Thank you for visiting my site 💜.

Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

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Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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12 Comments

  • Anonymous March 12, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Very nice, definitely trying this

  • Rose March 16, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Can you use something besides cheddar?

    • Al Dente Diva March 16, 2022 at 7:35 pm

      Hey Rose, yes absolutely whatever you want! The recipe is just here as a guide swap ingredients out to adjust it to your own taste. Enjoy!

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  • Dee April 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I made this exactly with 5 grilled chicken cutlets cut up it WAS SOOO GOOOD OMG! I love how easy it was and the clean up was a breeze as well. Most of your recipes are simple enough to follow and I’m obsessed. Definitely keeping this 1 and passing it on. Will be trying the quesadilla next. I’m not a new cook but always looking for new recipes and simple and easy 1’s, u make it super easy to follow and understand. My family loved this. Thanks girl! Xo

    • Al Dente Diva April 2, 2022 at 5:27 pm

      Hi Dee, this was an awesome comment to read. Thank you so much for giving the recipes a try. I truly appreciate it!! So happy you liked this one. Enjoy the quesadilla 💜

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