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Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake Recipe

Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"I used a whole pre cooked chicken and it was very good Next time I will add another jar of pimientos."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"Good flavor - excellent. My family loved this dish."

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"Five stars all the way! The only thing I did differently was divide the recipe in half. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"Wait, I found it at the bottom of the recipe...OOPS!! :)"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"I just made this and it is in the oven. It calls for 1/2 cup butter divided. You use the first 6 tsp for the roux (flour/butter mixture) and the remaining butter to be tossed with the cooked noodles. Then at the end with the Velveeta it calls for melted butter but how much and was that omitted from the actual recipe?? HELP!"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"I made this for supper tonight and it was very good. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"I wanted something different so i tried this recipe even though the kids insisted they wouldnt like it..WOW it was delecious and easy. It also made quite a bit. I was very impressed. 5 stars for me."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"I'm new to cooking so i have a question. I just made this stuff. As i'm writing i'm also eating it lol. Anywho.. I ran into a small lil problem.. When it says "Combine the cheese, bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle around edges of casserole." I couldn't get it around all the edges. Did i do something wrong? Is there an easier way? Even though i had that lil issue this stuff is really good."

Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"My whole family loves this. I also like to add a cup of sliced cooked carrots and omit the pimentos. It takes great that way too!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"Absolutely Wonderful! Good on cold days when you need a nice Southern style casserole to warm you up!"

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