Creamy Chicken Noodle Bake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
Makes12 servings (1 cup each)
- 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 2% 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
- Cook noodles according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken, gravy and pimientos.
- Drain noodles; toss with remaining butter. Stir into chicken mixture. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
- Cover and bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Combine cheese, bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle around edges of casserole. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 345 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.
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.
Mar 7, 2017
I want to try it when I do I will let you know.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sep 1, 2013
This was soooo good. I subbed pork as that is what I had and it had fabulous flavor.
Mar 17, 2013
I used a whole pre cooked chicken and it was very good Next time I will add another jar of pimientos.
Aug 8, 2010
Good flavor - excellent. My family loved this dish.
Aug 5, 2010
Five stars all the way! The only thing I did differently was divide the recipe in half. Will definitely make again.