Freezer Meal Friday: Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

I’m really enjoying this Freezer Meal Friday thing. Today’s meal is one of our new favorites: Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole.

It’s actually supposed to be a soup, but the noodles absorbed so much liquid that it turned into a casserole. And I think I prefer it that way. :)

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Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole // Budget Girl --- Another freezer meal that can be made in the crock pot! A simple casserole made easier by cooking in a crock pot instead of in the oven. Delicious! #food #casseroles #crockpot #slowcooker #freezermeals

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (10.75 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (butter or margarine will also work)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 box (13.25 oz) penne pasta
  • 2 tsps parsley
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 bags frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 head of broccoli florets

Step 01: Combine everything except noodles in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Remove the chicken, shred, and put it back in the crock pot. Add the noodles, and cook for another hour.

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole // Budget Girl --- Another freezer meal that can be made in the crock pot! A simple casserole made easier by cooking in a crock pot instead of in the oven. Delicious! #food #casseroles #crockpot #slowcooker #freezermeals

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole // Budget Girl --- Another freezer meal that can be made in the crock pot! A simple casserole made easier by cooking in a crock pot instead of in the oven. Delicious! #food #casseroles #crockpot #slowcooker #freezermeals

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole // Budget Girl --- Another freezer meal that can be made in the crock pot! A simple casserole made easier by cooking in a crock pot instead of in the oven. Delicious! #food #casseroles #crockpot #slowcooker #freezermeals

This starts out looking like soup, but turns into a casserole-like dish once the noodles are cooked. Hence the name. If you want to make it look more like a casserole, sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and stick it under the broiler for a minute or two.

I love this dish! So does Zach, actually. I think this is his new favorite crock pot meal.

Freezer Friendly Tips:

  • Obviously, you do not freeze the noodles with the rest of the meal. Everything else can go into the bag as usual.
  • This can be frozen for 4-6 months.
  • Give the bag a couple days to thaw before trying to dump it into your crock pot.

Budget Friendly Tips:

  • If you want to use a cheaper part of the chicken (thighs, drumsticks, or split-breast), go for it. Even bone-in will work, because you have to remove the chicken from the pot to shred it. You can remove the bones as you go along.
  • You can use fresh vegetables, but since frozen bags are $1 each at Kroger, I just use those. However, if you’re divvying up the vegetables to freeze multiple meals, fresh will probably be cheaper in the long run.

Freezer Meal Friday: Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (10.75 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (butter or margarine will also work)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 box (13.25 oz) penne pasta
  • 2 tsps parsley
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 bags frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 head of broccoli florets

Directions

  1. Combine everything except noodles in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Remove the chicken, shred, and put it back in the crock pot. Add the noodles, and cook for another hour.

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18 comments

    • Chelsey says:

      lol It probably won’t the next time I make it, either. :P And I’d be happy to share–I’m always look for great link parties!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  1. Stephanie says:

    Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board!.Please join us again this week!
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