Recipes Mandy’s Easy Cheesy Chicken Casserole

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Prepared in 40 minutes, this quick and easy make ahead dish is sure to make any weeknight or holiday gathering easier. This cheesy dish is similar to the potluck classic known as poppyseed chicken casserole, or Ritz cracker chicken casserole. For even more variations, experiment with adding your favorite veggies, substituting different cheeses, or swapping in low-fat sour cream to reduce the calorie load.

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Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
  • 16-oz. pkg. wide egg noodles, cooked
  • 24-oz. container sour cream
  • 2 (10 3/4-oz.) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 8-oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 8-oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 sleeve round buttery crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seed

How to Make It

Combine chicken, noodles, sour cream, soup and cheeses in a large bowl. Pour into a lightly greased 13″x9″ baking dish. Mix together cracker crumbs and margarine; sprinkle over top. Sprinkle poppy seed over cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until crackers are crispy and golden and cheese is melted.

Chef’s Notes

Casseroles are great dishes for experimenting. After all, you’re just throwing a bunch of deliciousness into one dish and baking it. Get out of your casserole comfort zone with some different toppings this time. Try potato chips, corn flakes, Cheez Its, or something crunchy that you love.

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