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Chicken & Cheese Noodle Bake Recipe

Chicken & Cheese Noodle Bake Recipe

This is the recipe my daughters and I often make for new parents when they come home from the hospital. With its creamy spaghetti filling and melted cheese topping, this casserole holds a nice cut and comforts hungry tummies. —Fancheon Resler, Bluffton, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti, broken
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken and mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onions and peppers in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, soups, sour cream, celery salt and pepper.
  • 3. Drain spaghetti; add to sauce mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheeses. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover casserole with foil; bake as directed, increasing covered time to 40 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 509 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 691mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

Reviews for Chicken & Cheese Noodle Bake

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trenellec User ID: 2554888 126854
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"I made this for a co-worker whose wife just had a baby and it's delicious. Would make this for my family."

SusySeals User ID: 105209 195401
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"I use two cans of cream of chicken with herbs, chopped up a stalk of celery and added a can of Rotel tomatoes for the kick and color. Didn't add flour, butter and only one onion, sauted the vegetables in a small amount of olive oil. Very good."

superbandmom User ID: 6226138 192507
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This is much better using homemade noodles instead of spaghetti. I dissolve a chicken bulion cube in about tabs. of hot water and add to cream soups. I chop up some celery instead of peppers. No need for butter and flour! Instead of the cream of mushroom; use all cream of chicken soup OR cream of celery (really good!). Way too much onion! I mix some of the cheese right into the casserole and then top it with the rest mixed with bread crumbs or crunched up potato chips. Should cook 30 minutes."

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 177858
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"This is soooo good! My hubby liked it but thought it was too bland (but he puts Tabasco on almost everything) and I liked it except for the peppers. I will make this again and leave out the peppers and he can just put on Tabasco and we will both be happy :)"

lawhipp User ID: 4583903 212424
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Simply Awesome."

TMAF User ID: 6403977 191336
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"freezes well, my family loved it"

sbhkc90 User ID: 1451836 149937
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Will make time I might even add some extra veggies to the mix like some chopped broccoli or cauliflour. I also used bow tie pasta instead which turned out fine. I would also make 4 pans since half the pan was just enough to feed the 5 of us."

jenniemsrich User ID: 1772477 177856
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"We LOVED this recipe!!! Wouldn't change a thing on it! We will definately be eating this again!!!!"

joyfulcooking User ID: 2406951 177854
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"very good but we made it lower in calories and fat than what it was"

amfair User ID: 3468674 184208
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"We substituted small shell pasta for the spaghetti, and california blend for the peppers and onions - perfect!"

lydstew User ID: 2677354 184206
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Made great freezer meals with a nice big batch. I felt that it lacked a little flavor- maybe add just a bit more salt and pepper."

ephelan80 User ID: 155608 194689
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"This recipe has a delicious flavor and is creamy and comforting. I used mini rotini pasta instead of spaghetti and I used 8x8 pans instead of 11x7 pans. Using the smaller pans resulted in 3 casseroles. My husband loved it! This one will be a regular."

chesy76 User ID: 154400 149936
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"delicious! easy to make."

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