chicken and cheese noodles

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Easy Chicken and Cheese Noodle Bake


  • 8 oz egg noodles
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (12.5 oz) canned chicken breast, drained (or cooked and shredded chicken breast)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or onion powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk (optional, for a creamier consistency)
  • Broccoli florets (for serving, optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a casserole dish or any oven-safe pan.
  2. Cook the Egg Noodles:
    • Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Prepare the Chicken:
    • If using canned chicken, drain it. If using fresh chicken breast, cook and shred it. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and optional garlic powder or onion powder.
  4. Assemble the Casserole:
    • In the prepared casserole dish or pan, combine the cooked egg noodles, cream of chicken soup, shredded chicken, and shredded cheddar cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a creamier consistency, stir in the milk.
  5. Mix and Bake:
    • Stir the ingredients in the casserole dish until well combined. Smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle additional cheese on top.
  6. Bake in the Oven:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. If you want a golden brown crust on top, you can broil it for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve the chicken and cheese noodle bake with your favorite side, such as steamed broccoli.
  8. Optional: Add Broccoli:
    • Steam broccoli florets separately and serve them as a side or mix them into the casserole for added nutrition and flavor.


  • Feel free to customize this recipe by adding vegetables like peas, carrots, or bell peppers.
  • Experiment with different cheese varieties for a unique flavor.
  • You can also sprinkle breadcrumbs on top before baking for a crunchy texture.
  • Adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences.

1. Can I use a different type of pasta?

  • Yes, you can substitute egg noodles with other pasta shapes like penne, rotini, or fusilli. Adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions for the chosen pasta.

2. Is there a substitute for cream of chicken soup?

  • Absolutely! You can use cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, or any other creamy soup of your choice. This allows for flexibility and customization based on your preferences.

3. How long does it take to cook the chicken in the casserole?

  • If using canned chicken, there’s no need to cook it further. If using fresh chicken breast, ensure it is fully cooked before adding it to the casserole. Cooking time for fresh chicken will depend on the method used (baking, grilling, boiling, etc.).

4. Can I use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken instead of canned chicken or fresh chicken breast?

  • Yes, using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken is a convenient and flavorful option. Simply shred the rotisserie chicken and incorporate it into the casserole.

5. How do I store leftovers?

  • Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for 2-3 days. Reheat individual portions in the microwave or warm the entire casserole in the oven.

6. Can I freeze Easy Chicken and Cheese Noodle Bake?

  • Yes, you can freeze the casserole for future meals. Ensure it is completely cooled, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Label with the date and freeze for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

7. Can I add other vegetables to the casserole?

  • Certainly! Customize the recipe by adding vegetables such as peas, diced bell peppers, or carrots. Make sure to cook or steam them before incorporating into the casserole.

8. What can I serve as a side dish with this casserole besides broccoli?

  • The casserole pairs well with various sides. Consider serving it with a green salad, steamed vegetables, or a side of crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

9. Can I use a different type of cheese?

  • Absolutely! Experiment with different cheese varieties like mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or a blend of cheeses to add your preferred flavor profile to the dish.

10. How can I make the casserole more flavorful?

  • Enhance the flavor by adding herbs and spices such as thyme, oregano, or paprika to the chicken and cheese mixture. Adjust the seasonings to your taste preference for a more personalized touch.

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