Back from the Holidays and cooking with Ruth resumes with this recipe:
Ultimate Chicken Noodle Casserole
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN NOODLE CASSEROLE:
If you haven’t done so already, cook egg noodles and drain well. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, milk (or water), diced onion, shredded cheese and frozen peas and carrots. Stir until combined.
Gently stir in cooked egg noodles.
Pour in baking dish. Sprinkle top with bread crumbs.
Pour melted butter evenly over top of bread crumbs.
Bake uncovered for about 30-35 minutes until bubbly and top is golden brown.
What can I substitute for canned chicken?
I created this recipe to be a “pantry” recipe. Which means I wanted you to be able to pull almost all the ingredients from your pantry to create it. However, you could boil chicken and dice it. You could use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. You could use leftover roasted chicken. You have a lot of options depending on your personal preference.
Can I use other cream soups?
Cream of mushroom or creamy of celery are also good substitutes for the cream of chicken.
What else can I use besides panko bed crumbs?
Just use regular bread crumbs, crushed Ritz crackers or crushed saltine crackers.
Can I make this in the crock pot or Instant Pot?
I have not tried making this recipe in a crock pot to Instant Pot, but if you try it, please let me know!
Can this casserole be frozen?
Yes! Prepare the casserole as directed but don’t bake. Cover the casserole very well. I usually put on a layer of plastic wrap then another layer of aluminum foil before freezing. It will last up to 3 months. Let casserole partially defrost before baking. You will probably need an extra 10 minutes or so of baking time since baking it from cold.
How do I store leftovers?
This chicken noodle casserole is so good as leftovers! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Everyone To Clean Up:
Thank you for coming and participating in the cooking class, with much love Ms. Ruth ❤️… Have a wonderful day! 😊