Chicken & Egg Noodle Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 09, 2024
A friend and her family went through a really difficult time, and I felt so awful for them. Bringing over this chicken noodle casserole was the one thing I could think of to help them out in a tiny way and let them know I was thinking of them. —Lin Krankel, Oxford, Michigan


  • 6 cups uncooked egg noodles (about 12 ounces)
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers (about 20 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk soup, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in chicken and noodles. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix crushed crackers and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake until bubbly, 30-35 minutes.

Chicken Noodle Casserole Tips

Do you cook the noodles before adding them to the casserole?

Yes, you should cook the egg noodles until they're al dente before combining with the other ingredients.

What goes well with chicken and noodle casserole?

Make this comforting casserole a meal by serving it with garlic broccoli or a mixed green salad.

Can you freeze chicken and noodle casserole?

Yes, you can freeze chicken and noodle casserole. To freeze, tightly cover the unbaked casserole and store for up to 3 months (watch this video to learn how to freeze a casserole the right way!). To use, partially thaw in the fridge overnight and remove 30 minutes before baking. Cover with foil; bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165°. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.

How can I make this dish faster?

If you’re in a rush, we recommend using rotisserie chicken. Not only is it ready to use, but it adds extra flavor to the dish.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 446 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 820mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.