Try my all time fav Chicken Noodle Casserole for dinner tonight. It’s a tasty twist on an old classic, and it comes together really easily!
Chicken Noodle Casserole is one of my favorite easy-to-make chicken casseroles. After all, every family needs a solid go-to casserole for family gatherings, Sunday lunches, or that weekly dish that the kids will remember for the rest of their lives. And this recipe is completely it.
Chicken noodle casserole is creamy, rich, loaded with noodles, and, of course, chicken. But the special touch of Rotisserie chicken combined with the cheesy goodness of cheddar make this a winner every time.
How to Make Chicken Noodle Casserole
You can make this chicken noodle casserole from scratch in no time.
Start by preheating your oven and cooking up the pasta you’re using. Then grab a saucepan and melt the butter. Saute the mushrooms and onions until they’re tender.
Then mix together the soup and sour cream and cook with the other ingredients folded in. Pour it all into a baking dish and top with the cheese before baking.
What Do You Serve With Our Chicken Casserole
Chicken casserole is one of the most versatile meals I know. It goes with everything. I love serving a variety of sides with it, focusing on delicious veggie dishes, and partner it with some tasty desserts that keep everybody happy and satisfied all day.
Let’s start with the sides. Especially veggie-full sides that help balance out the flavors and nutrition a bit. They’re all easy, quick, and completely delicious, just like the chicken noodle casserole.
Green bean dishes are a great place to start. I love using a traditional green bean casserole, especially one with bacon in it.
Strawberry Spinach Salad is another great option that adds a little sweetness and savory veggies at once.
The final side I’d recommend serving with this cheesy chicken noodle casserole is Strawberry Salad. It adds a nice, sweet side to the table that adds a splash of pretty color, too. Bleu cheese, strawberries, and greens combine for a big yum factor.
Of course, no meal is complete without some dessert, so here’s what I serve with this chicken noodle casserole pioneer woman dish.
Peach dump cake is a great dessert to accompany this meal. You literally dump everything into one pan, bake, and you’re done. So easy and delicious.
Pecan pie cobbler is my other choice for a great accompaniment for best ever chicken noodle casserole. Whip it up ahead of time or stick it in the oven before dinner, then pull it out serve it warm with ice cream, and voila! You’ve had the ultimate three-part meal.
A Few Minor Recipe Variations
You can make a healthy chicken noodle casserole swap by using a healthier combination of cheeses and soups. You can find gluten-free soups and noodles for family members with gluten-sensitivities or allergies. You can also switch out for lower fat cheeses — like mozzarella — if you like.
Or, to add a little unique flavor or texture, you can make this into chicken noodle casserole with pimento. This gives the dish a little punch of unique flavor that the family’s going to love.
You can make this chicken noodle casserole crockpot style, too, to cut down on your involvement, if need be. You’ll have to make a few tweaks to the recipe, though, to make sure it comes out just right.
Finally, you can make this recipe for chicken noodle casserole with Ritz crackers. After the whole thing is done cooking, but still bubbling in the pot, you can layer the top with crushed Ritz crackers for an added crunchy texture everyone’s sure to love.
Never Enough Chicken Casserole Recipes:
My family can’t get enough of chicken casseroles, and I bet yours is like mine. To make sure you never run out, try these tasty, easy chicken casserole recipes everybody’s going to adore as much as we do.
Creamy Chicken Casserole
Creamy chicken casserole uses all the goodness of chicken and cream soups with the perfect blend of spices to create an easy, delicious meal the whole family will ask for again and again.
Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
A favorite of mine is the Chicken Tater Tot Casserole. There’s just something about tater tots that get me every time. Toss in chicken, and I’m in love forever.
Chicken Tortilla Casserole
For a crunchy twist on chicken casserole, try Chicken Tortilla Casserole. It’s loaded with poultry goodness, seasonings, and corn tortillas.
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Chicken and broccoli create a unique blend of deliciousness that just can’t be beat in this chicken broccoli casserole. Add in the creamy goodness of the rest of these ingredients, and you’ll never get enough!
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
For a twist on an old tradition, try chicken stuffing casserole at your next family gathering.
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Of course, what casserole collection is complete with a cheesy concoction every Wisconsinite and California could approve of? This cheesy chicken casserole beats out the rest for the championship of cheese king.
Mexican Chicken Casserole
Mexican chicken casserole is a delicious and spunky dish the whole family will love.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Who could resist the combination of chicken, ham, and cheese? Now turn that into the Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, and you’re gonna want more than seconds!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
The power of bacon. And ranch. And chicken. It’s a delectable combination in this chicken bacon ranch casserole that no meat lover could turn down.
Recipe Notes for This Easy Chicken Casserole
Here are a few important thoughts for getting the most out of this easy chicken casserole for your family.
You Can Make This Dish Ahead of Time:
Since it’s a casserole, it’s easy to make a couple of hours — or a couple of days — before you plan to serve it. Cook it up, store it properly, reheat, and go. Easy, and delicious every time.
How To Freeze This Creamy Chicken Casserole:
The best way to freeze Chicken noodle casserole is using an airtight container — like a lock-top container. Make sure the casserole is completely cooled off before you store it away though, to avoid unnecessary condensation that causes freezer burn.
You can store it in the freezer up to two or three months and still have it taste fresh. Just warm it up in the oven when you’re ready.
Chicken Noodle Casserole
- 8 ounces dried spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 cup yellow onion finely chopped
- 2 10.75 ounces cans condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 fully cooked rotisserie chicken shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a saucepan, melt butter then saute mushrooms and onion until both are nice and soft.
- In a large bowl mix soup and sour cream until blended. And cooked mushrooms, onion, chicken and spaghetti and fold until everything is evenly coated with sauce.
- Pour spaghetti into a 9x13 dish and top with cheese. Bake in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until casserole is heated through.
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