Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch) & Helping a Friend!

Today’s post is a really special post!

Blogging is a community and I have made so many amazing friends in the blogosphere!   One of those friends is Ashley who blogs over at Center Cut Cooksurely you MUST recognize her world famous Chocolate Lasagna!  Ashley really is one of the sweetest kindest people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing and today I share her story!

This Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole is made from scratch! Easy & cheesy it's quick to make loaded up with veggies (not salt) & it tastes amazing too!


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Ashley’s Story

Ashley has been married to a great guy, Ryan, for 10 years..  and just one week after learning they were expecting their first child, Ryan was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 29.  I can’t even imagine what they have been through over the course of this journey. Ashley & Ryan have met each day unimaginable courage and positivity.  BUT…  there’s more to the story.  Months and many chemo treatments later, the gorgeous Mr. Miles was born!  Such a wonderfully joyous occasion to see this beautiful family grow!!

And then the unthinkable…

AND THEN…  their life changed again in an instant when a seizure left baby Miles diagnosed with a rare and life threatening genetic disease requiring a liver and kidney transplant on their baby boy (Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1).   Life for this family has been filled with hospitals, chemo and dialysis.  Baby Miles is now actively waiting for a liver transplant and the call could come at anytime.

This Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole is made from scratch! Easy & cheesy it's quick to make loaded up with veggies (not salt) & it tastes amazing too!

What to do?

I wish I were near, I would come by and help Ashley.  How I wish I could pitch in with yard work, shopping, housework and a home cooked meal but I can’t.  I’m too far away.  Instead, I’ve teamed up with some of my absolute favorite blogger friends to bring you this virtual potluck and fundraiser in our friend Ashley’s honor!

Together we can help Ashley & Ryan, (who are self employed), I can only imagine the pile of bills (both medical and other).  I am reaching out to you, my friends, my followers and those who enjoy my recipes.  Please consider a donation, it doesn’t matter how small or large, to help a truly amazing family…  it can be as small as just $1, every little bit helps!  

You & I can help!


Be sure to visit the other great bloggers below who have also created yummy dishes in this potluck!  And if you could kindly PIN or SHARE this recipe or any of the recipes on this list to help get the word out, I would be ever so grateful!

Don’t forget to scroll down and check out all of the other yumminess in this ‘virtual potluck’!

More amazing meals in this Potluck to make and share

Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch)

A comforting recipe with noodles, chicken and veggies in an easy and creamy sauce.

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 1/2 cups each sliced celery & carrots
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (ready to serve)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese (block, not spreadable)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 package medium egg noodles (15oz)
  • 4 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red pepper


  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons butter to a large saucepan. Cook onion, celery & carrot until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, thyme, pepper and poultry seasoning and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add milk and broth. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese & cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.
  4. Cook noodles 1 minute less than directed on the package. Drain. Combine chicken, noodles, red pepper, peas, and sauce. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over noodles.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

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Please stop by and check out these other DELICIOUS recipes made for this pot luck!

And stop by to visit Ashley, Ryan & Miles to offer words of love and encouragement… and if you can, any amount you’re able to donate.


Follow Team Ryan on Facebook for the latest updates

Visit Ryan, Ashley & Miles on You Caring for encouragement &/or donations

Read About Ryan’s Diagnosis Here

Read About Miles’ Diagnosis Here

This Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole is made from scratch! Easy & cheesy it's quick to make loaded up with veggies (not salt) & it tastes amazing too!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

33 comments on “Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch) & Helping a Friend!”

  1. I am saving this recipe for next Lent when the hubby begs for a tuna noodle casserole! It looks perfect. So glad to be joining you in helping the Wagners today!

  2. Nothing more comforting than Chicken Noodle! Love all the colors of the veggies too! Great working with you on this!

  3. This is basically the definition of comfort food. Pinning! Looks delicious.

  4. Delicious recipe Holly! This is comfort food at it’s best!

  5. Beautiful Chicken Noodle Casserole, beautiful post Holly. Ashley, Ryan and Miles are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Yum! Ultimate comfort food. Looks amazing!

  7. This casserole looks so creamy and comforting! :) I am so happy to be joining in with you and the other amazing bloggers who signed up to help share Ashley’s and her family’s story. <3

  8. Another reason I love the blogging community! It is so powerful! And what is more comforting than a chicken noodles?!

  9. This looks every sort of amazing!

  10. A casserole similar to this is one of the very first recipes my mom ever taught me to make. It was a blessing to participate in this great event with you!

  11. This looks SO delicious- the perfect comfort food for a rainy day (which we are getting a lot of right now- April showers!). My husband would love this. I’m definitely pinning for later. Thanks for sharing!

    I stopped by from The Scoop.

  12. This.Is.Comfort.Food. Oh my goodness! I cannot wait to make this! And I LOVE that it’s from scratch! What better meal to take to a friend or family member than something wholesome and made with so much love!

    I’ve loved working on this project – Ashley is such a wonderful inspiration! I hope that our efforts make a difference!

    Have a great day!

  13. Holly! Your post is the best!! I am so glad I got to “meet” you and work with you on this project. Thank you so much for your help and this freaking amazing Chicken Noodle Casserole. It looks like it needs to get in my face.

  14. Donation sent to them along with hugs, prayers, and love!

  15. Hi Holly,
    What a beautiful thing to do for your friend and the Chicken Noodle Casserole looks amazing. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Thank you, thank you for a recipe that looks delicious and doesn’t contain canned cream of something soup! The canned soup shortcut seems to be all the rage in casseroles and crockpot meals, and I now skip recipes that contain it. I just love it when I find a recipe made the “old-fashioned” way. Can’t wait to try this!

  17. Of the many, many, many, many recipes from which to choose to make, I choose this one. One question…since I’ll be leaving out the peas, do I have to replace it with something else or will the casserole be fine without any addition? Thank you so very much.

  18. Thanks for the tasty and easy recipes.

  19. How many servings would this chicken noodle casserole yield?

  20. I made this tonight and separated it into 6 individual ramekins. I am going to freeze three and enjoy three for lunches this week. The house smells amazing!

  21. Can this be made ahead of time and than reheated later

  22. Such a good quick easy recipe. Definitely a hit with my picky family 

    Rating: 5
  23. Made this yesterday with left over turkey, it was delicious. Thanks

    Rating: 5

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