Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole – creamy pasta with chicken and a crunchy topping! This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!

I’ve always said that the way to make a dinner that my family will love is to take chicken, pasta, cream of whatever soup, and cheese, smash it all together and bake it.

And then maybe throw something crunchy on top just to be safe

They will eat every last bite.

All of it.

Nothing left.

How to Make Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole!

This is a really simple recipe and the kind of thing every one loves. Total comfort food!

  • Mix together cooked and diced chicken, cooked egg noodles, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. 
  • Put chicken and noodle mixture into a baking dish
  • In a separate mixing bowl, stir together crushed Ritz crackers and melted butter
  • Sprinkle cracker crumbs on top of noodle mixture
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until the crackers are crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly

Can You Make Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole Ahead?

Yes! You can definitely assemble Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole the night before you plan to eat it. You may need to add extra time to the baking process. Just look for bubbly cheese and you will know it’s ready. 

Can You Freeze Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze it but the texture may change a little bit once defrosted. I would thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then add the cracker crumbs (don’t add them before freezing!) and then bake as the recipe says. It may need a little extra baking time if it’s coming straight from the fridge so just keep an eye out for the casserole to bubble. 

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Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole - easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! Creamy pasta with a crunchy topping!

Yield: 8 servings

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 pound wide egg noodles, cooked
  • 24 ounce container sour cream
  • 2 10 3/4 ounce cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken, noodles, sour cream, soup and cheeses. Pour into prepared dish.
  3. Mix together cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until crackers are crispy and golden and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 671 Total Fat: 45g Saturated Fat: 23g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 170mg Sodium: 1013mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 38g

 

 

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole - easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! Creamy pasta with a crunchy topping!
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