Chicken Noodle Casserole
This warm and creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole recipe is comfort food your family will love. Made with simple ingredients that my large family would eat.
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How to feed picky eaters
Back when my family was way larger than it is now I was always looking for dinner recipes that everyone in my family would eat.
It can be hard feeding a family when you have a number of picky eaters in the house. I would often find myself changing some of the ingredients in a recipe so my family would eat it.
We were a family of five and it seemed like there was always one or two ingredients in a dinner recipe that someone in my family would not eat.
As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.
Take this Chicken Noodle Casserole recipe for example.
Casserole recipes are a perfect dinner option when you need to feed a family.
Most casserole recipes are made with some type of pasta, rice or mashed potatoes, a cream-based soup, a small amount of meat, and a vegetable.
Because noodles, rice, and potatoes are filling but inexpensive ingredients they are usually the main ingredient in a casserole recipe.
It is really easy to stretch your food budget dollars by serving casseroles for dinner.
Because most of my family would not eat tuna casserole I decided to convert tuna casserole into a chicken casserole recipe because my family would eat chicken and not complain about it.
I was able to feed my family and save money at the same time just by changing up a couple of ingredient in the recipe.
This creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole served my family well over the years. So a few weeks ago I was thinking about the recipes I would cook when money was tight. I had forgotten about my Chicken Noodle Casserole until then.
Casserole Recipe Variations
I used canned chicken breast meat for this recipe but this chicken casserole would be even more delicious made with diced cooked chicken or even a store bought rotisserie chicken.
I used canned sweet peas for this recipe but you could use canned peas and carrots instead.
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Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe
This nostalgic Chicken Noodle Casserole recipe is a creamy noodle casserole made with cooked chicken and Campbell’s cream of chicken soup. Your family will love this easy chicken casserole.
- 16 oz bag wide egg noodles, cooked
- two 10.5 oz cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 15 oz can sweet peas, drained
- two 12.5 oz cans white premium chicken breast meat, drained or 2 to 2 1/2 cups of diced chicken meat
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. degrees.
- Boil the noodles in a pot of water following the directions on the bag. Drain the noodles well and pour them into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl mix well to combine the cream of chicken soup, milk, black pepper and salt.
- Pour the soup mixture over the noodles in the baking pan and mix into the noodles.
- Drain the two cans of chicken meat and add the chicken to the baking dish mixing with a large spoon to evenly distribute the chicken.
- Add the can of drained peas to the baking dish and with a large spoon gently fold the peas into the other ingredients.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Makes 6 or more servings.
- Category: Casserole Recipes
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 384
- Carbohydrates: 40.3g
- Fiber: 3.6g
- Protein: 25.4g
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