Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake Recipe

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake Recipe

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4.5 17 15
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Talk about a potluck pleaser! This comforting, creamy casserole is bursting with tender chunks of chicken. Even the pickiest eater will gobble up this tasty bake. —Shirley Unger, Bluffton, Ohio
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) chicken gravy
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chicken, gravy and pimientos.
Drain noodles; toss with remaining butter. Stir into chicken mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Combine the cheese, bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle around edges of casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 345 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) chicken gravy
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chicken, gravy and pimientos.
  2. Drain noodles; toss with remaining butter. Stir into chicken mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
  3. Combine the cheese, bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle around edges of casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p19

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JenniferRose User ID: 2461177 276802
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2017

"My family really liked this recipe. I, however, did not like the texture. The noodles were way to mushy for my liking. Has anyone tried it with the noodles not cooked at all? I'm thinking of maybe blanching them next time...maybe boil for half the time so they are still under cooked. I'm thinking that maybe some french fried onions on the top for some crunch would also help the texture. Will be tweeking this as the taste was nice just not right texture wise."

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Deborah User ID: 9090841 263188
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"I want to try it when I do I will let you know."

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best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 232976
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"Very creamy and different. We loved it. Has a cheesy crunchy topping that is amazing. I made 1/2 the recipe and had 4 huge servings. Will be making this again."

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Moviemom92 User ID: 8011580 215751
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Delicious ! It was a hit with the family. I was also confused as to whether the cheese needed to be melted. After cooking it I realized it should have been melted first because it didn't melt completely after having in the oven for over 10 min."

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marelvis1 User ID: 7445813 176253
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"The only problem I had with the recipe is when it says combine the cheese, bread crumbs, and melted butter. Is the cheese supposed to be melted? I assumed so, even though it doesn't state that. BTW, I am an experienced cook and I was still confused."

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pdarwin User ID: 7144531 210312
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"I made this for friends and they loved. They all recommended making it again. For me it did not have as much flavor that I prefer, so next time may add a little more chili powder or Tabasco smoky chipotle sauce. TOH Editor"

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Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 162880
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This was soooo good. I subbed pork as that is what I had and it had fabulous flavor."

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daisey5 User ID: 146806 176247
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"I used a whole pre cooked chicken and it was very good Next time I will add another jar of pimientos."

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wmccallum User ID: 4850304 103537
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"Good flavor - excellent. My family loved this dish."

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DKM2 User ID: 5049165 181171
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"Five stars all the way! The only thing I did differently was divide the recipe in half. Will definitely make again."

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