When you think of COMFORT FOOD what do you think of?  For me, it’s Chicken and Noodles – whenever we had colds or were feeling under the weather Mom made us this DELICIOUS recipe.  It’s the perfect comfort food recipe because it’s simple to throw together if you’re not up for being in the kitchen and it’s a warm and easy meal on sick bodies.

Next to our Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe, this is our favorite Chicken recipe!

Kleenex, Chicken Noodle Casserole

How to Make Chicken Noodle Casserole


  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package {16oz.}  frozen peas, carrots, beans and corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Chopped onion
  • 2 TBSP. Melted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning


Cook noodles according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.

Drain noodles; add to chicken mixture.

Transfer to greased 8 inch cake pan (I used a pie plate like THIS one).

Cover and bake remaining casserole at 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer until heated through.


This was a great dish to make for the sickies in our house.  Another suggestion that I have is to double your recipe when you make it, then you can freeze one batch to have on hand those days that you don’t feel like you can spend much time in the kitchen because you are feeling under the weather or if you’re in a hurry and need a quick meal to throw in.

Kleenex, Chicken Noodle Casserole

My boys aren’t huge Pea’s fans – so if your kids are like mine just take them out!  OR you could replace the peas with green beans.  Both ways are so good!

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  • richard romeo

    hi chrissy, iam new to cooking, could you please tell me if when doing this tuna casserole do you just use condensed soup without the water or do you thin it out
    thanks rich

    • Rachel

      Hi Richard, you just use the soup. Do NOT add water to it. Hope that helps!

  • Tracy

    This is so good! The only things I did differently was use a little more than 1/2 tsp. of onion powder since I didn’t use real onions and used 1 1/3cup of milk instead of just 1 cup. 2 chicken breasts was more than enough for this as well. My 10 year old son ate it up!

  • Karen

    What’s the best approach for freezing this meal?

  • Dustin James

    I was just curious as to how many servings this dish makes. I don’t think I saw it anywhere.


  • Chelsey

    Omg I just made this and it’s delish! Full of flavor!

  • Katie

    I found this recipe while searching Pinterest for freezer meals, it was easy to make and delicious! I made this meal for an older couple from bible study who weren’t feeling well, and they LOVED it. I also made it for my hubby and I and we both thought it was great! Thanks for sharing with all of us. I recently posted a blog post about my top 10 favorite recipes from Pinterest and included this one. 🙂 tried-true-pinterest-recipes
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  • Joan

    I made this for dinner tonight. I would do one thing differently. I would saute the onions because they were raw, crunchy and threw the taste off. Also, it wasn’t quite “hot”; perhaps the timing should be a bit more. My husband loved it; it is full of veggies and chicken and made a good wholesome dinner (except for those darn onions!!) I will definitely make it again with those slight changes.

  • Nykki

    I just made this for dinner..It is soooooooo delish…Loving it

  • Sheree Fuchs

    Could you use turkey I of chicken in this? Looking for a way to use leftover turkey. Thanks!

    • MaryAnn Coy

      Way back in my Senior HS year we held several themed potluck dinners . The first happened to be a Chicken Pot Pie and I typed up a letter asking for donations from parents to make a pot pie in a uniform size 12×18 in I think, with peas and carrots and onions in cream/white sauce with a crust. For those with less time we asked for pans of brownies basic chocolate fudge in a 10×15 pan that we planned to serve with ice cream. If they had no time or skills we asked for donations for the ice cream, and coffee and papergoods we would have to buy. We got 18 responses for the pies and about the same for brownies and more than enough to cover the things we had to buy.

      This was a small community, we were the largest Senior Class that graduated from LinWood HS and there were 32 of us. We were all organized and ready to go, my Father was the custodian, so he and his assistant pulled the racks of tables and chairs out from under the stage for us they got set up we set up 2 (50 cup) urns of coffee plus the Principal (our class advisor) got the soda machine filled on Friday afternoon. That way if people wanted something to drink besides coffee, they could get sodas which supplied the Student Activities fund.

      The point of the story was when the pies and brownies started rolling in the door it was amazing every pot pie was unique. All different kinds of crusts, biscuits, puff pastry, cornbread, store bought pastry crust, homemade crusts one mother did the whole pan in fancy lattice work. Every one had some variant of vegetables and herb seasonings. Two were a little small and I was a little worried although myMother and I made a Lasagna Pan of pot pie, and a 12×18 pan of brownies extra, just in case. Then Mrs Clogston came in with two huge roasting pans of turkey pot pie (YES TURKEY POT PIE, SHE ROASTED A 30 POUND BIRD, IT SMELLED WONDERFUL) Then her son brought in a lasagna pan of brownie and a couple of gallons of vanilla ice cream. She saved the day for us. I hadn’t heard from her so I didn’t know it was coming, her son was a tuition student from out side the district. She was surprised when I thanked her for her generosity, then she told me Richard was supposed to tell me what she was doing and turned around and scolded him for not telling me. I was supervising the kitchen keeping the casseroles warm in home Ed ovens and sending out casseroles as empties came in. Then sending out brownies and ice cream as needed somebody releaved me at 8:30 so I could eat. We had been serving since 6:00. When I went into the gym to see about eating, everything was gone not a scrap of any thing was left. Even the coffee was all gone. So I sat down on the floor behind my Mother to rest and she was regaling me with the descriptions of the various chicken pot pies. She volunteered to serve the pot pies so she could serve reasonably equal portions and eye ball those wanting seconds or thirds until everyone had firsts. She forgot I was stuck across the hall making sure no one sneaked in there to help. So while I was talking to my Mother unbeknownst to me somebody snapped a candid shot that ended up in the year book. Hope I haven’t bored you with my tale, I was inspired to remember by the lady asking if turkey could be substituted. In England they serve Steak and Kidney pie with potatoes and onions, beef brown gravy and puffed pastry. If you are not adventurous you could leave out the kidneys and. fill in with baby Bella mushrooms. Baked until browned crust and piping hot.
      You could make a Shepherds pie with Llamb or Hamburger and mashed potatoes for topping, vegetables of choice. Parsnips, carrots and peas are good, or chopped Broccoli if you please. For substitution for cream soups Make a simple medium white sauce, much healthier than any cream soup, no sodium or chemicals, flavor as you wish.. MikasMom

  • S. Lanci

    We’re living abroad so there isn’t canned cream of chicken etc soups. Any ideas is substitutions? Thank you.

    • Sam

      I’ve made my own cream of chicken (I’ve also made cream of mushroom too) before – not from the can. So much better! There are recipes everywhere 🙂

  • sarah

    I am interested in making extra to freeze. Do you freeze the noodles as well? What are the cooking instructions when frozen?

    Thank you.

    • Deb

      Sarah, you can freeze casseroles with noodles in it. I put extra pasta that has been cooked in a freezer bag and freeze it. Boil some water and put the frozen pasta in for about 2 – 3 minutes and its ready to serve. You would never know it had been frozen.

      I always made too much spaghetti and I hated to throw it out. I decided to experiment and freeze it. I was amazed how well it turned out. Now I almost always have noodles, macaroni and spaghetti in my freezer. Makes for a quick meal.

  • Alicia

    Di you use a italian dressing in the dry seasoning jar or just like a italian dressing packet that you can get for salad dressing?
    Thank you! can’t wait to make this 🙂

    • Nyna

      Italian seasoning is a combination of dried herbs, usually in a small spice jar. It can be found in the spice section of your supermarket.

  • Breann

    Found this recipe on Pinterest and finally made it yesterday. It is absolutely delicious! I didn’t add onions but used onion powder. I served it on top of a sliced biscuit and it was quite a hearty and comforting meal. Thank you for sharing, will definitely be making this recipe again. It is perfect for this cold, wintery weather we are getting!

  • Ashleigh

    I am a college student, so I do not have a lot of time to prepare a meal normally. When I found this recipe I was super excited because it looks just like a home cooked meal. It was extremely easy to make! I seasoned the chicken a little and put some oil in the pan. I also put some of those little fried onion things on top! This was one of the best meals I have ever had, I emailed it to everyone in my family and told them they MUST make it!

  • Liha

    We loved this (myself, adult son and his gfriend). It was quick and easy to prepare. Only changes was I didn’t put in onion, but I did put in 2c of baby portabella mushrooms after I cooked them down a bit in some butter. I don’t know how you get it into a pie pan! It makes quite a bit! I put it in a 2qt pyrex and it was full. We have leftovers! Yay!

  • Karissa

    Made this two nights ago, and my husband and I LOVED it!! This will definitely be a repeat at our dinner table.

  • Liza

    I found this on Pinterest the other day and I made it last night. I was too lazy to chop an onion, so I threw in onion powder instead and I used Mrs. Dash’s Italian Seasoning – was great. The only one who didn’t like it was my picky daughter, but I’ll fix that eventually. 😉 As well, I linked it to my best friend last night, and I showed up at her house this afternoon for a visit, and they were having it as well! She just used what she had on hand and used canned vegetables as she didn’t have any frozen vegetables in the freezer and she added a bit of garlic salt — she also boiled her chicken and I baked mine. We ended up staying and eating and it actually fed 10 people and it tasted just as good as mine! We came home and left more of our leftovers and I thought it reheated VERY nicely and tasted even better than it did the day I made it. Great recipe! Definitely writing this one down! I love the versatility of it!

    • Sara

      Lisa, we love to hear that you tried the recipe and liked it enough to share with a friend! Thank you! I love recipes that you can switch up to make work with the ingredients you have on hand. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  • Kaylee

    This was VERY good! Turned out creamy and delicious! Simple to make. The flavor was just right! Thank you so so much for sharing your recipe. I will forever make this. 🙂

  • NickiB

    This was sooo good!!! I made this for my sickies a couple days ago. They loved it. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Sylvia

    Have you ever frozen this and if you have did it taste the same?

  • jennifer

    i loved this! i usually have all the ingredients on hand, so it’s an easy last minute meal. i add a half sleeve of crushed ritz crackers in the last part of the cooking time. gives a good crunch. thanks for sharing.

  • LIsa

    I’m making this for my friend and her partner for their supper tonight; one of them has just been diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer, and she’s home recuperating after surgery. I wanted something comforting and nourishing for them, before the chemo begins….and this seems to fit the bill. It’s in the oven right now, and it already looks wonderful. I did saute diced onions and shallots in olive oil, then added the frozen peas, garlic powder, salt and pepper; then I added to soup, mixed and then noodles. Thank you for sharing this!!!

  • Stephanie D

    Just wondering if you could use canned chicken for this recipe? If so, how much do you think you’d need for the recipe? Thanks!

  • Trish

    Made this tonight! Girls loved it and it is definitely a PINTEREST keeper!!!!! Next time I will be more prepared and have some Pillsbury Biscuits to go with it!!!! Thank you for a great easy meal!!!!

  • Caroline W

    This looks so good! It reminds me if an easy pot pie. I might try and add biscuits on top. Yum!

  • Jonie

    How would you go about re heating this from frozen?

  • Krista

    Looks great! Can I substitute a different soup for cream of mushroom? Family does not like that one. Thanks Chrissy!

  • Jessica Desarro

    My new years resolution is to lose 33 lbs. I can do it with this recipe (I’m part of WW and luckily this recipe is doable with the program, yay).

  • Jennifer

    That looks great, even when you are not sick. Going to add this to my list of new things to try!
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  • Chelsey

    This was so good! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Chrissy

      Thanks, Chelsey! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! I appreciate you stopping by to let me know!
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  • Emily

    I made this tonight and it is delicious!! I omitted the onions because I’m not a big onion person, but added some onion powder and yum! It reminds me of something my grandma would make when I was feeling under the weather, so it is for sure comfort food! 😀 I froze the leftovers and am excited to be able to have this without much work since I’m not feeling well.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Haley W.

    This has been one of my husbands favorite recipes for years… we put some shredded cheddar on top though;)
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  • Jennifer

    This looks yummy:-) Was looking for some budget/kid/weeknight friendly recipes when I found this. Can’t wait to try, I am planning to sub in left over turkey from our Turkey Day feast tho to make it even better on the budget!!

  • Megan from ChaosServedDaily

    Hope you’re all better soon, Chrissy…and I feel the need for this casserole, even though we’re all healthy (right now!), Thanks for sharing it!
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