There is nothing like a classic Chicken and Egg Noodle Casserole to make you feel like you’re at your Mom’s or Grandma’s dinner table again. This buttery Ritz topped chicken and egg noodle casserole is creamy, delicious and entirely soul-satisfying!
Comfort Food to the Max: Chicken and Egg Noodle Casserole
I have to be honest here you guys: I thought that by April 9th I would be done with winter comfort food. It’s spring (at least it is according to the calendar) and our thoughts are supposed to turn to all things green and light and lemony. Well, Mother Nature has forgotten where she placed her calendar my friends, because here in Alberta we were hitting record LOWS for temperature! Yes, we were SO COLD here it’s unbelievable! There’s no way that asparagus is peeking out from the ground because I kid you not, we have 3-4 feet of snow left in our backyard. It was just -12 C here in Edmonton. We are supposed to be having melting snow and mud and all of the spring things that are exciting, but we have snow and sub-zero temps.
Thus we are still needing some good ol’ winter comfort food and this chicken and egg noodle casserole is it.
How to Make Chicken & Egg Noodle Casserole
The retro, basic recipe for chicken and egg noodle casserole is very plain. The soup, noodles and chicken is it for the casserole part. I’ve added in some spices, garlic powder and onion powder. You can definitely taste-test the milk combination before you add it to the noodles, there is nothing uncooked so it’s completely safe to do so. You might prefer a little more garlic, or even adding some poultry seasoning! The point is, this is a good base recipe that you can tweak to your family’s liking.
Tips & Tricks for Making Creamy Chicken and Egg Noodle Casserole
- Do not overcook the egg noodles! You want them to be al dente, just toothsome when you bite into them or you are going to have a mushy casserole at the end.
- You can switch out the chicken soup for mushroom soup if you prefer.
- If you make this in a larger casserole that is deeper, it will still work out but you will have to cook it longer. You need to heat this up right into the middle, nice and bubbling hot!
If you are looking for some more casserole ideas, try these:
- Sour Cream Ground Beef Noodle Casserole
- Creamy Ham & Noodle Casserole
- Johnny Marzetti
- Shipwreck Casserole
- Baked Lazy Perogy Casserole
- Vegetable Lasagna with No Boil Noodles
This buttery Ritz topped chicken and egg noodle casserole is creamy, delicious and entirely soul-satisfying!
- 6 cups uncooked egg noodles about 12 ounces
- 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 10-3/4 ounces each
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
- 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers about 20 crackers
- 1/4 cup butter melted
Preheat your oven to 350°. Cook the egg noodles according to package directions for al dente; drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
In a large bowl, whisk together the soup, sour cream, milk, green peas, garlic powder, onion powder,salt and pepper until blended. Stir in the chicken and noodles. Transfer to a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix together the crushed crackers and butter. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole in an even layer.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.