Chicken Noodle Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

Chicken noodle casserole is an old-fashioned dish that my family loves! My family loves a good casserole and this one is definitely a favorite. I’ve made this dish using chicken and turkey and we love it both ways. I believe this recipe makes the perfect weeknight dinner. I’ve also taken it to numerous potlucks and come home with an empty bowl! People rave about the cracker topping.

Ingredients needed for Chicken noodle casserole

Chicken or turkey, cooked and chopped

Egg noodles

Onion, chopped

Cream of mushroom soup (check out our recipe to make your own creamed soups)

Cream of chicken soup

Sour cream

Black pepper


Sliced mushrooms, drained

Cheddar cheese, shredded

Cheese crackers or Ritz cracker crumbs

Butter or margarine, melted

Slivered almonds, Optional

You can easily use rotisserie chicken in this casserole to make it even easier. We have also received comments where people used canned chicken. It’s whatever works for you. We usually just boil some chicken breast and cut it up, however just use what works for you!

Recipe Notes: This dish reheats well if you happen to have leftovers. This recipe could easily be halved for two people. You could also try this dish with ham.

Recipe Comments: Made this last night. My Hubby went back for seconds! (Good hit!) I loved it!”-Tamara

“Made this tonight… it was awesome! I did add a small can of peas and carrots.. I had to put the mixture in a 9×13 dish. husband and son-in-law raved on this. It’s definitely a keeper!-Maye

“This recipe is a keeper. It went together fast and easily. The topping is extra good. My husband loved it. He is even making it today. Thank you for sharing it.” – Leslie

“I made the Chicken Noodle casserole tonight for dinner….realized I was almost out of cheddar cheese, so I improvised! I had some mozzarella and parmesan….just combined them all! I have to let you know, my hubby is sooooo picky and NEVER eats seconds! I mean NEVER!!!! He had two servings, so I’m guessing it was a big hit!!! Thanks for sharing!!!” – Kim 

Chicken Noodle Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

Chicken Noodle Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Judy Yeager
This delicious casserole is wonderful for a busy night. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 cups chicken or turkey cooked and chopped
  • 4 cups egg noodles uncooked
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can cream of mushroom soup (check out our recipe to make your own creamed soups
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ( 4 ounce can) sliced mushrooms drained
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup cheese crackers (cheezits) or Ritz cracker crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds Optional


  • Cook noodles according to directions on the box and drain. Combine cooked chicken and noodles and put in 2 quart baking dish. Combine onion, mushroom soup, chicken soup, sour cream, pepper, salt, and mushrooms. Add to chicken and noodles.
  • Mix shredded cheese and cracker crumbs together with butter and spread over casserole. Sprinkle almonds on top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
Keyword chicken noodle casserole
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