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Simple Chicken Noodle Casserole

This simple chicken noodle casserole is perfect for a weeknight meal. It’s a quick and easy recipe that the whole family will adore. Bake one up soon and enjoy every mouthful!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Potluck
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, casserole, chicken noodle casserole, Turkey
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups cut up cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 12 ounce box bowtie pasta
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 12 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk, whole or 2 percent work well
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream, you can use reduced fat but not fat free won’t work for this recipe
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp or to taste ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

    2.Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.

    3.Boil bowtie pasta, according to package directions, until just al dente.

    4.Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add ¼ cup of butter and heat over medium heat, until melted. Add frozen vegetables and cook until just thawed. Add 6 tbsp flour and mix well. Cook 1-2 minutes.

    5.Stir in milk and bring mixture to a boil. Cook 4-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened.

    6.Add cooked turkey, cream of chicken soups, sour cream, and salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Add in cooked, drained pasta, and stir to combine.

    7.Pour mixture into a 9×13 pan and cover with foil. Bake about 25 minutes, until casserole is thoroughly heated through.

    8.If adding cheese, take out of oven, sprinkle over top of casserole and put back in oven for another 10 minute or so until cheese has melted. Let sit out on counter for about 5 minutes then spoon out and serve. Enjoy!