Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole with Bacon and Crispy Toppings 2023




  • 2 cups egg noodles, cooked
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 2 cups corn (frozen or canned)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (10 oz each)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or your choice)
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3/4 cup French fried onions
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Cook the egg noodles according to package instructions. Cook and shred the chicken if not done already. Cook and chop the bacon.
  3. Saute Onion and Garlic:
    • In a skillet, sauté the diced onion and minced garlic over medium heat until softened and fragrant.
  4. Mix Chicken Mixture:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked egg noodles, shredded chicken, sautéed onion and garlic, and corn.
  5. Prepare Creamy Sauce:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup and milk until well combined. Pour this creamy mixture over the chicken and noodle mixture.
  6. Add Cheese and Bacon:
    • Add the shredded cheese and chopped bacon to the bowl. Mix everything together until the ingredients are evenly coated in the creamy sauce.
  7. Season:
    • Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, the soup and bacon add some saltiness, so adjust accordingly.
  8. Transfer to Casserole Dish:
    • Transfer the mixture into a greased casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
  9. Top with Crispy Goodies:
    • Sprinkle the French fried onions evenly over the top for a crispy and flavorful topping.
  10. Bake in the Oven:
    • Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
  11. Serve Warm:
    • Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve warm, and enjoy this comforting and cheesy chicken noodle casserole!

Optional Additions:

  • Vegetable Variation: Add peas, diced carrots, or broccoli for added color and nutrition.
  • Herb Infusion: Mix in fresh herbs like parsley or thyme for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Spice It Up: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for a hint of heat.

Feel free to customize this recipe to your liking, and enjoy the deliciousness of a hearty chicken noodle casserole with a crispy bacon and French fried onions topping!


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