Chicken Noodle Casserole
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 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
- 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 until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes longer.
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°.
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Editor's NoteReduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts1 serving (1 cup) equals 629 calories, 34 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.
Jan 26, 2020
I used 1/2 rotisserie chicken, cut up, both dark and light meat. I used sour cream instead of mayo and I sauteed the peppers
Jan 21, 2020
Not great, too much pepper flavor on very little other flavor. Just trying to find recipes to work with boneless skinless chicken, this isn't it. Needs to be creamier and more flavorful some peas and carrots might help, but this needs much more...
Jan 19, 2020
Yummy casserole. Quick and easy. I used left over rotisserie chicken. Next time I’m going to try frenchs onion rings on top to give it more flavor and crunch.
Jan 19, 2020
This was good, but could have been creamier. Next time I will add another can of soup (maybe cream of celery). Also, I will add some garlic powder and perhaps some poultry seasoning. Great rib-sticking recipe for a cool evening. Thanks, Kay!
Sep 23, 2019
This was delicious! My husband isn't a fan of pasta so I was afraid he would be disappointed with my dinner selection. He went in for thirds! I added an additional can of cream of celery soup, sauteed my onion with garlic, and used sweet peas, sweet corn, and cooked carrots for my veggies. Used the same cheeses, but sprinkles some corn flakes crumbs on top. I had extra to freeze for a future dinner!
May 24, 2019
This was pretty good! I sauteed the peppers and onions with some minced garlic, used the herbed cream of chicken soup, boiled the chicken with bay and thyme, and added a good helping of black pepper and a few douses of Louisiana Hot Sauce. Next time, I think I'll add a few more spices to it because it wasn't as flavorful as we like things. But all in all, it was good and we will probably make it again in the future.
Mar 27, 2019
I made this just as the recipe stated since it was my first time and it was really great. The next time I would definitely saute the peppers and the onions.
Feb 3, 2019
I thought this would be delicious according to the reviews. Wrong. I used can chicken which was a mistake- no seasoning-blah- the green and red bell peppers and onions should be cooked first, if you don't like to chew into something raw. I would use pimento, cream of celery soup. Skip the green pepper. This needs seasonings. Some salt/pepper and maybe hot sauce would help. I will make this again with all of the changes including using cooked chicken.
Jan 25, 2019
Good bones casserole. They were impressed it wasn't "tuna noodle". Definitely needed salt and pepper. I added a jalapeno with the green pepper and some sautéed mushroom as well. "tossing" was an interesting phrase to use incorporating the ingredients
Jan 22, 2019
This is very tasty but just a tad dry. When I made it the second time, I added 2 cans of soup, a cup of mayo, 2 cups of cheese into the mix. Much more creamy and moist. I used a rotisserie chicken. YUMMMM!!!!