Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

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Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe
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Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

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Everyone who tries this comforting cheesy chicken casserole asks for the recipe. It's so simple to make that sometimes I feel like I'm cheating! —Kay Pederson, Yellville, Arkansas
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 ounces egg noodles, cooked and drained

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir in the chicken, onion, peppers, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Add noodles and toss to coat.
Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Freeze option: Sprinkle remaining cheeses over unbaked casserole. Cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Noodle Casserole in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 632 calories, 35g fat (12g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 751mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 ounces egg noodles, cooked and drained
  1. In a large bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir in the chicken, onion, peppers, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Add noodles and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Sprinkle remaining cheeses over unbaked casserole. Cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Noodle Casserole in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p33

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glen User ID: 9113141 286760
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2018

"Followed recipe. Did not like the taste. The mayo taste in my opinion overwhelmed the other tastes If I make it again I will lose the lemon juice and use sour cream in the place of the mayo"

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gamblingfool User ID: 6001507 286474
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2018

"This was so delicious!! I will admit to adding a few extra veggies to the dish and a splash of cream because I was afraid it would be dry. It was not dry at all with one can of soup, the mayo, a quarter cup of sour cream and the lemon juice. And was it ever super tasty!! I added a can of chopped green chili’s with the liquid, used cream of mushroom soup, added fresh sliced mushrooms and some spinach and used some pepperjack cheese as we love Southwest flavors here in this house. Only used 8 ounces of egg noodles and could barely fit the whole thing in a 2 quart casserole dish! Baked as directed, let it rest for as long as I could wait. One of the best chicken noodle casseroles I have ever made. Thanks for sharing!!"

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mjflowers User ID: 5877763 285847
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2018

"This was simple to make and tasted good. I made it exactly as written with no changes. The family loved it! It is definitely going into the rotation. I also made one to freeze!"

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pdjones User ID: 995012 285341
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2018

"First....Debbie wanted substitute for mayo...yogurt maybe? We loved it. Doubled sauce recipe like some had said. Added peas and used larger onion. Great recipe"

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 285153
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2018

"Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken! I used cream of mushroom soup instead of chicken, and used a 16 ounce package of egg noodles, so I doubled the soup and mayo. Also used only green pepper, since I didn't have any red pepper on hand. The lemon juice adds a nice touch. Family loved it! Will make this one again! Volunteer Field Editor"

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 284922
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2018

"This is a great comfort food for when the winter days are cold and snowy.

My family enjoys it very much."

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Erin User ID: 9417171 282890
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2018

"This recipe was really good. I omitted the peppers and used 1 can cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of chicken because I had 16oz of noodles and was worried it would be too dry. It turned out moist and delicious."

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vewebber58 User ID: 998755 282595
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2018

"We thought this was just "okay". The mayonnaise made it too oily, and I didn't feel it had a lot if flavor. The recipe appeared in a collection of recipes using a store bought rotisserie chicken.....I simmered some chicken breasts. Maybe the rotisserie chicken provides more flavor.....don't really think so. Quite a bit of fat with the mayonnaise and the cheeses."

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cLeighw User ID: 2420825 282593
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2018

"Didn’t have Monterey Jack cheese so I used sharp and sharp white cheddar and triple shredded cheese, sharp,cheddar, sharp white cheddar and medium cheddar to put on the top. Turned out fantastic! I’ll definitely be making this again!!!"

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MargeAZ User ID: 1297434 282503
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2018

"What's the point of adding mayonnaise? One reviewer said her son didn't even taste it, so why add the extra fat & calories?"

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