This warm and comforting Chicken Noodle Casserole is easy and filling. It’s a healthy meal you’ll feel great about serving your family any night of the week.

Chicken Noodle Casserole by The BakerMama

Comforting and Filling

This past week was pretty chilly here in Dallas so I took advantage of the opportunity to make one more warm and comforting meal before the Texas heat arrives. Because when it does arrives, the last thing you usually want to eat when it’s 100° outside is a hot meal. I take that back! I would actually eat this Chicken Noodle Casserole anytime of year. It is so fresh and healthy yet still comforting and filling. We were all begging for more! It makes for such a great dinner because it’s a complete meal in itself that is so easy to prepare.

Chicken Noodle Casserole by The BakerMama

I love how simple, fresh ingredients come together to make the best casseroles. Filling pasta, hearty chicken, fresh vegetables, creamy milk and simple seasonings. It doesn’t get any easier or yummier than this. It’s a healthy, delicious meal you’ll feel great about serving to your family.

Chicken Noodle Casserole by The BakerMama

How to Make Chicken Noodle Casserole

First, preheat oven to 375°F. While the oven heats, spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute or until the mixture bubbles but does not brown. Slowly pour milk into flour mixture, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly, about 3 to 5 more minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add peppers, mushrooms, onions, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook for about 7 minutes, or until mushrooms give up their liquid.

In a large bowl or pot, add pasta, chicken, and sautéed vegetables and toss to combine. Pour reserved white sauce over and stir until mixture is completely coated. Season with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

Chicken Noodle Casserole by The BakerMama

Next, in a medium bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle panko over evenly over top of casserole and bake for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Chicken Noodle Casserole by The BakerMama

 

More Family-Friendly Comfort Food

Talk about hot and hearty! These Homestyle Chicken & Dumplings combine fluffy dumplings and flavorful chicken in every creamy bite! This Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup is a comforting soup that’s packed with fresh broccoli, shredded chicken and creamy cheese. It makes for the perfect dinner on a chilly night! Gather the family around the table for the comfort of a hot, delicious meal with my Crowd-Pleasing Turkey Lasagna. Fresh herbs, creamy cheeses, and ground turkey make this pasta dish a labor of love that everyone will enjoy.

Turkey Lasagna by The BakerMama

If you make this Chicken Noodle Casserole, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share.

Enjoy!

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Chicken Noodle Casserole by The BakerMama

Chicken Noodle Casserole

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Meals

Description

Warm and comforting chicken noodle casserole that’s easy and perfect for any night of the week!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 21/2 cups dried whole wheat ribbon noodles
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 21/2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute or until the mixture bubbles but does not brown. Slowly pour milk into flour mixture, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly, about 3 to 5 more minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add peppers, mushrooms, onions, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook for about 7 minutes, or until mushrooms give up their liquid.
  4. In a large bowl or pot, add pasta, chicken, and sautéed vegetables and toss to combine. Pour reserved white sauce over and stir until mixture is completely coated. Season with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle panko over evenly over top of casserole and bake for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Whole Foods.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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