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One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

Creamy comforting One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole. This family meal can be made on the stovetop alone, or popped in the oven for a crispy top!

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It’s that time of year…

The kids are back in school, or they will be shortly. Summer seems to be coming to an end. Vacation time is over.

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All the summer salads and grilled dishes we so dearly love are growing old. (Is that even possible?!)

We crave comfort food, and lots of it.

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It’s time for pasta dishes, casseroles, and quick cozy mid-week meals we can throw together after a long day at work or school.

Isn’t it great that some recipe cover all three categories?

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Today’s easy One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole offers all the coziness of chicken noodle soup, yet with a rich creamy cheese sauce.

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It can be made completely on the stovetop in less than 30 minutes.

Or if you like a crunchy “casserole top” you can sprinkle breadcrumbs over the pasta and bake it for a few minutes.

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If you happen to have a large oven-safe saute pan it’s a true one-pot dinner. However you can easily pour the pasta into a baking dish before you pop it in the oven.

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One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole it a big hit at our house. If I’m in a hurry I make the stovetop version and serve it loose and saucy.

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On nights I have a few more minutes, I take the time to bake it so the breadcrumbs and top layer of noodles offer a little crunch.

Either way, One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole is completely divine!

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One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Creamy One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole, a comforting meal for the whole family! Chicken, veggies, and egg noodles are bathed in a cheesy cream sauce and baked.
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen english peas
  • 8 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, optional

Instructions

  • Place the butter in the large oven safe saute pan and set over medium heat. Add the chopped onions, celery, and carrots. Saute for 5-8 minutes to soften.
  • Meanwhile chop the chicken breasts into small bite-size pieces. Once the veggies are softened, add the chicken, salt and thyme. Saute another 5 minutes to cook the chicken pieces partially through.
  • Add the broth and pasta. Stir to soak the pasta. Cover the pan and simmer for 6-7 minutes to cook the pasta through. Then remove the lid and stir in the frozen peas, shredded cheese, and cream. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or bake!
  • This step is entirely optional: Preheat the oven to to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top of the pasta. Bake for 15-20 minutes to develop a crusty top. You can transfer the pasta to a separate baking dish if you don't have an oven-safe saute pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups, Calories: 504kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 143mg, Sodium: 1013mg, Potassium: 723mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 3515IU, Vitamin C: 21.9mg, Calcium: 276mg, Iron: 2.3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  12. Hi! I made this tonight…. soooo delicous! Thank you so much! I subbed fresh chopped red/green peppers and canned mushrooms for the celery and carrots, since my husband’s not a fan. Worked out great!! Thanks again!

  13. I made this last night and it was amazing! I left out the peas because no one in my house will eat peas but me; maybe next time I’ll toss in some chopped broccoli for the color though. This was super easy, fast, and so delicious! It will be even better this winter on a cold night. Love love love it!

  14. One pot meals truly make life so much easier! Looks so good!

  15. total comfort food! looks delicious!

  16. Im a big fan of one pot meals!

  17. Now it just needs to get a bit cooler so I can enjoy this dish without sweating. Looks delicious!

  18. I really like that this dish can be stove top or baked. Versatile meals are always wonderful! Great looking meal!

  19. What a perfect weeknight meal. My kiddos will LOVE this!

  20. Sommer, this looks so good! I love egg noodles.

  21. Such a great recipe for back to school!!

  22. My inner five year-old just jumped for joy!! So much yes in this casserole!! 

  23. What a great back to school recipe!