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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

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best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 232976
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."

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Moviemom92 User ID: 8011580 215751
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."

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marelvis1 User ID: 7445813 176253
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."

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pdarwin User ID: 7144531 210312
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"

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Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 162880
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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daisey5 User ID: 146806 176247
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."

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wmccallum User ID: 4850304 103537
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

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

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DKM2 User ID: 5049165 181171
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."

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afoth73 User ID: 1490711 103536
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

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

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afoth73 User ID: 1490711 176194
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!"

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KLefler User ID: 3234042 162879
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

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

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danniegirl1977 User ID: 4321372 181160
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."

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NewCooker13 User ID: 4757713 176544
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."

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jayho127 User ID: 3123716 181159
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!"

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hmast User ID: 3062879 165002
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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