Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe with Noodles and Mushrooms

Chicken Casserole

Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe with Noodles and Mushrooms
Region / culture: Amish | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6


Chicken Casserole
Chicken Casserole

Chicken casserole is a classic comfort food dish that is perfect for a cozy family dinner or potluck gathering. This creamy and savory dish is made with tender chicken, noodles, and a rich sauce that is baked to perfection.


The origins of chicken casserole can be traced back to early American cooking, where casseroles were a popular way to stretch ingredients and create a hearty meal for large families. The dish has evolved over the years, with different variations and additions to suit different tastes and preferences.


How to prepare

  1. Melt the margarine and add the flour. Stir well.
  2. Gradually pour in the milk and add the seasonings and mushrooms.
  3. Combine the chicken, cooked noodles, and prepared sauce.
  4. Transfer the mixture to an ungreased baking pan and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


  • Add in cooked bacon or ham for a smoky flavor.
  • Use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella, for a different taste.
  • Substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth for a vegetarian version.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the noodles al dente, as they will continue to cook in the oven.

- You can use leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken for this recipe to save time.

- Feel free to add in your favorite vegetables, such as peas, carrots, or bell peppers, for added flavor and nutrition.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken casserole with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Bake the chicken casserole in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30-35 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown on top.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use gluten-free noodles for a gluten-free version.

- Substitute the margarine with butter or olive oil.

- Use almond milk or coconut milk for a dairy-free version.

Make Ahead Tips

You can assemble the chicken casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to bake. Just be sure to add an extra 10-15 minutes to the baking time if baking from cold.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the chicken casserole with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a pop of color and flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the chicken casserole with a crisp white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, for a delicious meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of chicken casserole contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of chicken casserole contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of chicken casserole contains approximately 15 grams of fats.


Each serving of chicken casserole contains approximately 20 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken casserole is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.


This recipe contains dairy (milk, cheese) and wheat (flour, noodles) allergens.


Chicken casserole is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken casserole is a classic and comforting dish that is perfect for a family dinner or potluck gathering. With its creamy sauce, tender chicken, and noodles, this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one I won't soon forget. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Martha in her quaint little cottage by the sea. Martha was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, and I always looked forward to our culinary adventures together.

As we sat in her cozy kitchen, sipping on cups of steaming tea, Martha suddenly disappeared into her pantry and emerged with an old, tattered recipe book. With a mischievous glint in her eye, she flipped through the pages until she landed on a recipe for Chicken Casserole.

"Ah, here it is," she exclaimed, handing me the book. "This is a family favorite, passed down through generations. You must try it."

I eagerly scanned the list of ingredients and instructions, my mouth watering at the thought of tasting this beloved dish. Martha watched me intently, her eyes twinkling with anticipation.

"Go on, give it a try," she urged. "I promise you won't be disappointed."

And she was right. The Chicken Casserole was a revelation. Tender chunks of chicken nestled in a creamy sauce, with hints of herbs and spices that danced on my taste buds. It was comfort food at its finest, the kind of meal that warmed you from the inside out.

I begged Martha to share the recipe with me, and she graciously obliged. As I carefully copied down the ingredients and steps, I couldn't help but marvel at the simplicity of it all. It was a dish that required no fancy techniques or exotic ingredients, just good old-fashioned cooking done with love and care.

From that moment on, Chicken Casserole became a staple in my own kitchen. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and quiet Sunday dinners. Each time I prepared it, I thought of Martha and the special bond we shared over food and friendship.

Over the years, I've made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding my own personal touch to make it truly my own. I've experimented with different herbs and spices, swapped out ingredients here and there, but the essence of the dish remains the same – a hearty, comforting meal that brings people together around the table.

One of the things I love most about this recipe is its versatility. You can easily customize it to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Don't like mushrooms? Leave them out. Want to add some extra veggies? Go for it. The possibilities are endless, and that's what makes cooking so much fun.

I've shared this recipe with friends, neighbors, and even strangers who have become like family. It's a dish that has brought joy and comfort to countless people over the years, and I'm grateful to Martha for introducing me to it that fateful day.

As I sit here now, preparing a batch of Chicken Casserole for my own family, I can't help but feel a sense of nostalgia and gratitude. This recipe is more than just a meal – it's a connection to the past, a reminder of the bond I share with those I love, and a testament to the power of food to bring people together.

So, if you ever find yourself in need of a delicious, no-fuss meal that will warm your soul and delight your taste buds, look no further than my beloved Chicken Casserole. It's a recipe that has stood the test of time, and I have no doubt it will continue to be a favorite for generations to come.


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