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Comforting Chicken Noodle Casserole

This rich casserole is ideal comfort food for your family on a chilly spring night. Round out the menu with a favorite steamed vegetable for a hearty meal. mdash;Sylvia McCrone, Danville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook noodles according to package directions, adding the peas, celery and carrot during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • Stir in the chicken, corn, soup, 1 cup cheese, onion, green and red peppers and pepper. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 367 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • Dawn
    Apr 29, 2020

    My family gives this 5 thumbs up. I made a mistake and forgot to buy the chicken, but I had a bag of breaded tenders in the fridge, so I used those. I sauteed' the onion, celery, and some minced garlic. I substituted sharp Cheddar for the Colby, used 11/2 cups of frozen peas and carrots, and added 1/2 cup of sour cream, and 1/2 cup of half and half. It filled a 9x13 casserole perfectly and along with a nice caesar salad, fed for 3 adult male children amd myself for 2 nights.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Mar 9, 2017

    Delicious. I did make a few changes to use what I had on hand. I added more veggies (2 celery ribs, two large carrots, and extra green pepper (didn't use any red pepper since I didn't have any on hand). I also used a can of peas (drained), rather than just 1 cup frozen peas. I made it up the night before and then all I had to do was pop it in the oven when I got home from work. My husband loved it, too. I do believe I might stir in another can of cream of chicken soup or some sour cream next time as it was a little dry. But, we loved it and thought it made a tasty, hearty dinner.

  • Debglass11
    Mar 1, 2017

    This was very good and true comfort food! Like some of the other reviewers, I sauteed the peppers and onions before adding to the casserole and used frozen peas and carrots and omitted the celery. Since I had some baby portabella mushrooms I needed to use, I threw those in with the onion mixture too. I used a 16 ounce package of egg noodles, so I used two cans of cream of mushroom soup, some extra cheese and a little heavy cream. Will definitely make this again!

  • WisconsinG
    Sep 22, 2016

    This is definitely a comfort casserole. Hearty and delicious, the only thing I changed was to add 1/2 C of sour cream to the ingredients. This recipe is a keeper!

  • muffbear74
    Jan 7, 2016

    My husband and I liked it, but thought the noodles without cheese on them were a bit bland. I may add a spice or 2 next time, like sage or thyme.

  • best of home cooks
    Nov 29, 2015

    Thought it was very good. Next time just a bit more seasoning.

  • fishrgal
    Apr 17, 2015

    This was delicious (even my husband said so). I give it 4 stars because it was a little dry. Next time I will add an extra can of soup. I sprinkled some garlic powder in it and didn't have the peppers. Next time I will use the peppers. For anyone who thinks it is bland, just add a little spice, perhaps poultry seasoning, or garlic like I used. Even a pinch of cayenne. But it really wasn't bland, just needed more creaminess.

  • PatsCookin
    Oct 22, 2014

    This was really good! I've made it a couple of times. We are a family of 3 adults and we eat small portions so this casserole makes 3 meals for us. I freeze in loaf-size portions for Sunday dinner. Stick it in the loaf pan before leaving for church and set the timer for it to bake while we are gone. When we get home we make a salad and dinner is ready. I think I will saute the onions a bit the next time. We like the peppers crunchy, but the onions not so much.

  • hchambers
    Mar 27, 2014

    Good recipe. I added more veggies because I like a decent amount in my dishes and added some 1/2 & 1/2 to make it a bit creamier. Overall a good meal for the family.

  • luigimon
    Mar 9, 2014

    I didn't have creamed corn, so I added a can of regular corn and a can of cheddar cheese soup. Per the other reviews, I also sautéed the veggies first. This was great!!!!!