Chicken-Macaroni Casserole

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Southern Living: a simple homey casserole my kids like.

Top Review by damknit

This is the best. casserole. EVER! I use egg noodles instead of macaroni, and omit the onion. I also put 2 cups of cheese in the sauce, because The Boy complained it wasn't 'cheesy enough'. Definitely use the Ritz crackers on the topping - it's the BEST! The Boy is a very picky eater, so this is one of the only 'normal' foods that he will eat with very little complaint. In my book, that's a huge win!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 12 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 12 cups cooked macaroni
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 14 cup Ritz cracker crumbs


  1. In a large skillet over med-high heat, saute onions in butter until onions are tender.
  2. Add in soup and 1 ½ cups cheese; gradually stir in milk.
  3. Cook over medium heat until cheese melts; stir in chicken and macaroni; taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer mixture to a greased 2 ½ quart casserole; sprinkle with cracker crumbs.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Top with remaining ½ cup cheese and bake 5 minutes.

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