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Another Way to Give Chicken Noodle Casserole a Good Name


Are you ready to indulge in the delightful and scrumptious Gilmore Girls Cook Book recipe for Chicken Noodle Casserole? This comforting dish is perfect for those cozy evenings when you crave a hearty and satisfying meal that will transport you to the enchanting town of Stars Hollow. So, let's embark on this culinary adventure together!


To create this mouthwatering dish, gather the following ingredients:

- 2 cups of cooked chicken, diced into bite-sized pieces

- 2 cups of cooked egg noodles

- 1 cup of diced carrots

- 1 cup of diced celery

- 1 cup of frozen peas

- 1 small onion, finely chopped

- 2 cloves of garlic, minced

- 2 tablespoons of butter

- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

- 2 cups of chicken broth

- 1 cup of milk

- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme

- 1 teaspoon of dried parsley

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


Now, let's dive into the cooking process! Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a baking dish to ensure nothing sticks. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing them until they turn translucent and release their delightful fragrance.


Next, sprinkle the all-purpose flour over the onion and garlic mixture, stirring well to ensure every morsel is evenly coated. This step is crucial as it will help thicken the casserole later on, resulting in a lusciously creamy texture. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk, stirring constantly to avoid any lumps. Witness the magic unfold as the mixture gently simmers, thickening slightly to create a velvety sauce.


Once the sauce has reached its desired consistency, add in the diced carrots, celery, and frozen peas. Stir everything together with care, ensuring that the vibrant vegetables are well-coated in the flavorful sauce. Then, add the cooked chicken, cooked egg noodles, dried thyme, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. Gently fold all the ingredients together, allowing the flavors to intermingle and harmonize beautifully.


Transfer this delectable mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly to create a tantalizing visual appeal. Now comes the crowning touch - sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top, covering the entire surface like a golden blanket. As the casserole bakes, this cheesy layer will transform into a delectably crusty topping that will make your taste buds dance with joy.


Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and let the magic happen for approximately 25-30 minutes. Keep a watchful eye as the cheese melts and bubbles, and the casserole becomes perfectly heated through. The enchanting aroma of the bubbling cheese and the harmonious blend of flavors will fill your kitchen, creating an irresistible anticipation for what's to come.


Once the casserole is done baking, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes. This brief interlude will allow the flavors to meld together, resulting in a perfect texture that will elicit sighs of contentment. Serve generous portions of this heartwarming Gilmore Girls-inspired Chicken Noodle Casserole to your loved ones, and watch as their faces light up with sheer joy and satisfaction.


This recipe serves approximately four hungry Gilmore Girls fans, but fear not, it can easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate larger gatherings. To complete this fulfilling meal, consider pairing it with a fresh green salad or some warm dinner rolls. Together, they will create a symphony of flavors that will transport you to the cozy world of Stars Hollow.


Our Ratings

We originally made this dish as a thank you for our friends. We've worked out an agreement that they watch our son, we will cook them an homemade dinner. This day, we were packing up all our stuff for our two week Florida vacation. They watched our son and we made them chicken noodle casserole with jalapeño cornbread and bought pints of ice cream for them. Our friends love ice cream. (another reason why to buy a ninja creami machine) pints at Walmart are like four bucks a pint.


Shayne and I rate this dish to be a 9/10. It was a cold, rainy Colorado day and it seems to hit the spot with the weather. Growing up, Chicken Noodle Casserole did not have a good name, maybe casseroles growing up were just not that great. However, Kristi Carlson nailed this one. Hands down.


Our Fresh Financials and Recommendations


I did my shopping at Walmart, all American Walmart. These ingredients I bought were able to be reused into making these muffins and other recipes. This is what makes me happy about making items at home; reusing ingredients to save money. Basically for all my scones, bread, and muffin recipes, I am utilizing ingredients from those grocers. Below in the breakdown in financials:


2 cups of cooked chicken, diced into bite-sized pieces- I used this lovely pulled chicken, $6.98

2 cups of cooked egg noodles $1.43

1 cup of diced carrots- $1.07 for one carrot

1 cup of diced celery- $2.97 for cut celery sticks

1 cup of frozen peas;- $0.98 for a bag of frozen peas

1 small onion, finely chopped-$1.46

2 cloves of garlic, minced- $2.34 for a jar of minced garlic

2 tablespoons of butter- $3.68 for four sticks

2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour- $1.26

2 cups of chicken broth- $1.37

1 cup of milk- $2.97

1 teaspoon of dried thyme- $1.97

1 teaspoon of dried parsley- $1.12

1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese- $3.98

Salt and Pepper to Taste- already at home.


I mean if those ingredients do not say chicken noodle casserole, I do not know what to say.

I attempted to use all my cash back applications for this receipt. I submitted the receipt through Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, ReceiptPal, Coinout, ReceiptJar, and ReceiptHog. The applications that will give you something no matter what. I got pennies and points back for sure!


This recipe serves approximately four hungry Gilmore Girls fans, but fear not, it can easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate larger gatherings. To complete this fulfilling meal, consider pairing it with a fresh green salad or some warm dinner rolls. Together, they will create a symphony of flavors that will transport you to the cozy world of Stars Hollow.


So here you have it, the meticulously detailed recipe for Gilmore Girls Cook Book's Chicken Noodle Casserole. Relish in the heartwarming flavors, savor each bite, and delight in the wonderful experience of recreating a dish inspired by the cherished mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore!

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