Chicken noodle soup is a comfort classic… but is there anything more comforting than casserole? Not in our book. This chicken noodle-casserole mashup ups the comfort quotient considerably; it’s like a medley of comfort classics all in one!
Sometimes you just need something a little heartier than soup, and this dish does the trick. It’s super easy to throw together – just toss some cooked egg noodles with shredded rotisserie chicken, some frozen mixed veggies, and a couple of cans of classic condensed chicken noodle soup. Oh and cheese. Why? There’s no cheese in chicken noodle soup. Well, no, there’s not, but cheese is kind of a casserole staple. And it does only good things here.
Melted butter and delicate Panko bread crumbs get sprinkled over the top, and as it bakes it forms a crunchy topping that only adds to the classic flavor. It’s an easy dinner to put together on a frenzied weeknight, but you’ll probably feel like making it when you have ample time too. It’s that good. And that comforting.
Chicken Noodle Casserole
40 minutes to prepare serves 4-6
1 package (12 oz) egg noodles, cooked and drained
Meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
2 cans (10 oz each) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup milk
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed veggies
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, stir together chicken, condensed soup, mayonnaise, milk, onion, cheese, and frozen veggies. Gently fold in egg noodles and spread mixture into baking dish.
Sprinkle panko bread crumbs evenly over the top, then drizzle with melted butter. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 30-35 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!