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Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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.

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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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 264384
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017 Edited Apr. 7, 2017

"Excellent! Creamy, cheesy, great taste! I followed the recipe, except I added a tablespoon of chopped chile peppers for my husband's preference. Will definitely be making this dish again!"

SuzieQ909 User ID: 7485613 261508
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2017

"Made this for the second time. Just as good as the first! My family loves it and it is so easy to make when life gets hectic! YUMMY!"

scotland1 User ID: 1426757 260132
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"OMG! The best tasty dish. I omitted the bell peppers. Wonderful. Delicious. This is my go to recipe."

naburr User ID: 6748886 260097
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Bideford, you can get gluten free cream of chicken soup. Like everything else GF, it's more expensive, but I have used it in recipes and it works."

bideford User ID: 8487502 260075
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Yes, it sound great but too many recipes include a can of soup that is not gluten free and substitutes are not given. For celiacs, like myself it is frustrating. Clever cooks can surely provide alternatives."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 260062
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"I'd forgotten about this recipe until I saw the Recipe of the Day today! Thank you for the well-timed reminder of a delicious & easy casserole! My family loved it when I first made it in Jan. 2000, so I'm sure they'll be just as happy to see it on the table this week. I didn't change a thing, other than using the healthy version of the soup & lite mayonnaise."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 243101
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"I'm not a big fan of chicken noodle soup but the rest of the family is. I am a fan,however, to casseroles. When I saw this I had to give it a try. I loved it, as well as my husband and kids! The cheese and peppers and onions definitely make this recipe."

Melongal User ID: 1562774 242380
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"I took the advice of other posts, and every one asked for 2nds!! I used 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, used 2/3 cup red pepper and left out the green pepper. I also added 4 oz of sour cream and 1/2 Cup of skim milk. Used 3/4 Cup of Colby Jack and 3/4 Cup of Sharp cheddar inside the casserole, and used about 1/3 of Cup each cheese on top. I also used wide egg noodles. I was asked for the recipe with my tweaks--definitely a "comfort" food!"

myrakk User ID: 6683340 242002
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"I used turkey and it was a delicious casserole my husband loved it"

dzickuhr User ID: 8680782 241602
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"I do not like red and green peppers so I used a bit less than recipe. Other than that followed the recipe and it was good! Not sure how it lacks flavor with peppers in it? I found it flavorful."

56Teebird User ID: 7552813 240985
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"This looked so easy & good. I didn't have cream of chicken soup, so I used cream of mushroom-2 cans! I used rotisserie chicken. Had no green pepper, used all red. Had no monterey Jack, so I used Colby Jack and Chedder. i added a little extra mayo too. Was great!"

[email protected] User ID: 1883306 240935
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Made this recipe exactly how it is written, and when my husband took his first bite he looked at me dismayed and said "you don't ever have to make this again!" Lacks flavor. This recipe was a total waste of ingredients."

KathyCooks1943 User ID: 8651526 240921
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Can't anyone make a wonderful casserole without CHEESE!!!! Seems like each and every casserole has a ton of cheese. I have nothing against cheese but every dish seems to taste the same."

Ozarkagirl User ID: 5881259 240914
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"This is a wonderful, comforting casserole dish to have on a cold evening. After the first time I made it I began adding 1/2 cup milk to the soup mixture so it wouldn't be as dry and a chopped celery rib because we like celery. My husband and kids love it.

To cindihartline: if you want diet food, go to another site, It's obvious you haven't made this recipe and that's what a review is all about. You make it, then tell us your experience with it and what you think about it."

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 240894
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Calories and fat, you crazy?"

bbw1399 User ID: 8175280 240886
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Wow, loved this recipe! Was super easy to make!"

lenswyf User ID: 6421429 235828
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"This has been a family favorite for many years. My only addition is 1/2 cup milk to combat the dryness that some have mentioned."

ScarlettScott User ID: 6330264 230097
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"Fearing it would be dry, I added 1 additional can of cream of chicken soup and 1/2 cup sour cream, and that kept it nice and moist during baking. I also added 1 tsp garlic powder and some extra cheese. The results were very yummy. Easily a good comfort food dish--and the hubby loved it."

bblatt01 User ID: 212914 75713
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"This was pretty good!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 22189
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"Nice flavor but on the dry side. I added peas and put breadcrumbs over the top with cooking spray. I would make this agaim but add a cup of milk to make this a bit creamier."

Debiana User ID: 1536180 38134
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"This was very good, although I did add frozen mixed veggies, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder."

Heartberry User ID: 7221650 51222
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I just made this and skipped the belle peppers since I'm not a fan. Also used only sharp cheddar and macaroni noodles cause that's all I had on hand. Amazing. I think I will make it the same way every time now but puree the onions since my hubby and teen son don't enjoy crunching on anything. "

Tmama71 User ID: 5989803 76036
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"Loved this recipe! I added mushrooms, carrots and peas to it and it was great. I'll definitely be making this again."

jpopik User ID: 100338 26418
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Delicious. I also doubled the soup, mayo, and lemon juice...I like my noodles saucy!"

Fluffywhip User ID: 6087424 71912
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"I enjoyed this dish. I thought of had good flavor. I will however either make it with shredded chicken or leftover chicken."

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 83726
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"This recipe appealed to me because I had left over chicken breast to use up and both red and green peppers on hand. Husband wasn't too thrilled (had requested pork chops) until he tasted it! He declared this a "keeper" recipe."

anngemmel User ID: 2078371 26413
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Made this to take as a meal for a friend who just had a baby. Our family really enjoyed it as well. Doubled easily. Very tasty. Classic "comfort food." I used the meat from a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Gave it lots of flavor."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 74028
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"We didn't care much for this. It didn't have a lot of flavor to it."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 83725
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"This is an easy and delicious casserole!! My family really raved about this..Next time I will only use half the noodles or make a little more of the chicken soup/mayo mixture.... :)"

laura.robson User ID: 5342075 203452
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"This was super great!!, I made it as is except I didn't have any red pepper in the fridge and I only used half the amount of noodles. In the future I would maybe put some mushrooms in there, or you could add frozen peas and some definitely add the red pepper!"

Schemer User ID: 5262887 22188
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"I initially made this for one of my husband's co-workers whose wife was in the hospital. I wanted something that looked as though it would freeze and reheat well. It smelled so good when i was cooking it for him, I knew I had to make it for us. My husband and I both loved it. This is the first dish in a long time that I can remember my husband asking if he could take the leftovers to work for lunch the next day. Then, he came home and wanted to know if he could have the leftovers for dinner, too! Unfortunately, I had already eaten the last of it for lunch myself! This is a really good, simple recipe! It will definitely go into our regular rotation."

sierra559 User ID: 4091045 38133
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"I took this to a homebound couple and they loved it! This is definitely a keeper."

dewflop User ID: 216755 75712
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Just finished making this and I thought it was wonderful. I did substitute green chiles for the green pepper but left the rest as the recipe stated. DELICIOUS! Finally a comforting chicken noodle casserole with flavor. Thanks."

missgangloff User ID: 4081909 31617
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"We have made this several times and even the kids like it! A++++"

margomichel1 User ID: 4630429 90780
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"a great leftover recipe! this is not an "oh well, at least those leftovers are gone" recipe, it's a "yeah! we have chicken left!" recipe. will definately make again and again."

cookjan User ID: 1082472 26411
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"This is a great recipe! We loved the flavor and the creamy consistency. I used leftover chicken from "Herbed chicken Breasts" from Simple & Delicious submitted by Mary Kay Dixon from Catlin, Illinois. This added another special hint of flavor! We will have this again!"

mfryberger User ID: 285410 38109
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"This is one of the BEST casseroles I have ever eaten. I receive so many compliments when I serve this, everybody wants the recipe. It is easy to make, and very filling."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 31611
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2008

"I added 2 cups of fresh cauliflower instead of the peppers. I also sauted the onions in fresh minced garlic before adding them. It turned out yummy!"

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