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Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

2 casseroles (5 servings each)

I created this creamy chicken casserole when my husband was craving a dish his aunt used to make. It tastes and smells great and is now a staple at our house. —Mari Warnke, Fremont, Wisconsin
Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Drain noodles; add to chicken mixture.
  2. Transfer to 2 greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until heated through, 10-15 minutes.

Can you freeze Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole?

Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and microwave on high 10-12 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, stirring twice.

Creamy Chicken Casserole Tips

Can you put a cracker topping on creamy chicken casserole?

Absolutely! If you're looking for a little extra texture and crunch to your casserole, we recommend using crushed saltine or butter crackers. Make sure to add them during the last 10-15 minutes of baking to avoid burning them. If you're feeling adventurous, make your own crackers to use for the topping!

How can I make this creamy chicken casserole my own?

We love the addition of fresh herbs to this creamy chicken casserole. Rosemary or thyme would be fantastic! You can also play around with what pasta you add. Don’t have egg noodles on hand? A shorter, flatter noodle such as farfalle would work well, too. Just note that it may require a few extra minutes of cook time. Check out this ultimate guide to pasta shapes for more inspiration.

How long will creamy chicken casserole last?

In an airtight container in the fridge, this casserole will last for 3 to 4 days. Just make sure to refrigerate within 2 hours. You can also freeze it in a covered airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bags for up to 6 months. Cozy up to these amazing casserole recipes that you can tackle on your next night in!

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 344 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 996mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein.

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