Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake Recipe

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Talk about a potluck pleaser! This comforting, creamy casserole is bursting with tender chunks of chicken. Even the pickiest eater will gobble up this tasty bake. —Shirley Unger, Bluffton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) chicken gravy
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 345 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken, gravy and pimientos.
  3. Drain noodles; toss with remaining butter. Stir into chicken mixture. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  4. Cover and bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Combine cheese, bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle around edges of casserole. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p19

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"Very creamy and different. We loved it. Has a cheesy crunchy topping that is amazing. I made 1/2 the recipe and had 4 huge servings. Will be making this again."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Delicious ! It was a hit with the family. I was also confused as to whether the cheese needed to be melted. After cooking it I realized it should have been melted first because it didn't melt completely after having in the oven for over 10 min."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"The only problem I had with the recipe is when it says combine the cheese, bread crumbs, and melted butter. Is the cheese supposed to be melted? I assumed so, even though it doesn't state that. BTW, I am an experienced cook and I was still confused."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"I made this for friends and they loved. They all recommended making it again. For me it did not have as much flavor that I prefer, so next time may add a little more chili powder or Tabasco smoky chipotle sauce. TOH Editor"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This was soooo good. I subbed pork as that is what I had and it had fabulous flavor."

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