Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

Karly Campbell | Buns in my Oven Updated

Chicken Noodle Casserole is the dinner you need at the end of the day. Quick, easy, and totally wonderful.

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Let’s get real for a minute, guys.

I am married. To a man. Who does not like soup.

Normally, this isn’t much of an issue.

I mean, have we met? Do I look like the type of girl that is going to daintily slurp at a bowl of a soup and then feel full? Um, no. Not happening.

I like soup, don’t get me wrong. But, you better be serving it alongside some bread. Lots of bread. And maybe a salad? Steak would be nice, too. And a baked potato. All of those things, plus soup, please.

Anyway, back to my husband. He doesn’t like soup and so I rarely make soup.

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My kids, on the other hand, love them some chicken noodle soup. It’s definitely a favorite of theirs and, while I’m not opposed to serving them soup from a can, sometimes I like to serve them homemade food. You know, once in a blue moon.

So, I’ve compromised. I keep the husband happy by not serving soup, I keep the kids happy by serving soup, and I keep me happy by turning soup into a casserole - and I do this all at once in this one dish. Yes. I’m brilliant. I know.

This seriously couldn’t be simpler. You’ll start with a rotisserie chicken, because ain’t nobody got time for poaching chicken.

You’ll mix all that up with some creamy goodness. You can use a can of cream of celery soup or, if you’re awesome, you can use my homemade cream of chicken soup substitute. It’s easy and it’s less goopy and gloppy and radioactive than the canned stuff.

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I like to add a ton of peas and carrots to my chicken and noodle casserole, because they add a little sweetness and color and also, it’s about the only way I can convince my kids to eat peas and carrots.

I also add a special ingredient - spicy brown mustard. It’s probably not the most traditional addition to chicken and noodles, but I love that it helps cut the sweetness and just adds a little kick of flavor. No one would guess you added mustard, but it really just amps things up.

Now, go forth and make some chicken and noodles! Serve it with a salad and some pretzel bread for a hearty meal! My raspberry Biscoff bars would make a great dessert, too.

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Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Egg Noodles
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cups Cooked Chicken, Diced
  • 1 10.75 ounce can Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 12 ounces Frozen Peas and Carrots, Thawed
  • 2 teaspoons Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the egg noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, dice the onion and garlic.
  4. Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  5. Add the onion and garlic to a large bowl with the chicken, soup, sour cream, peas and carrots, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  6. Stir the cooked egg noodles into the creamed mixture and stir to coat.
  7. Spoon into a 9x13 baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through. 

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Author: Karly Campbell
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 160
Calories 303

% Daily Value*
31%
Total Fat 20g
37%
  Saturated Fat 7g
57%
Sodium 1363mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
28%
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Karly Campbell

About Karly

Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts and casseroles, here on Food Fanatic.