Do you want to know how to take a chicken noodle casserole from boring to awesome? Add crunchy potato chips! This salty, crunchy topping turns a typical dinner into crazy-good comfort food that your entire family will devour.

The combination of creamy pasta, gooey cheese, and crunchy potato chips is out-of-this-world DELICIOUS! Your picky eaters are going to love this cheap and easy dinner recipe. It’s perfect for a casual dinner at home with your kids, and they are sure to love it leftover the next day in their lunchbox.


  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 (12.5oz) can chicken
  • 1 can cream chicken soup
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups potato chips
  • salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients needed to make a delicious chicken noodle casserole including canned chicken, cream of chicken soup, milk, frozen peas, egg noodles, cheddar, and potato chips. A budget friendly family meal made with just a few ingredients.

Simply cook the pasta and toss it with the can of soup, milk, frozen peas, can of chicken and the seasoning of your choice. I sprinkle in black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and just a bit of salt.

Yummy family dinner idea made with canned chicken! This easy casserole is topped with a crunchy potato chip topping with lots of gooey cheese.

Place the creamy pasta mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and evenly top with shredded cheddar cheese and crushed potato chips.  Bake in a 400° F oven for  25-30 minutes and you’re done!

Easy and yummy chicken noodle casserole made with a crunchy potato chip topping and lots of gooey cheddar cheese. Toss in the veggies of your choice!

You won’t believe how yummy this simple dinner recipe is! I like to keep the canned chicken from Costco stocked in my pantry for last minute dinners like this. In fact, if you like it as much as I do, check out this List of 10 Canned Chicken Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love.

Recipe Variations

This easy dinner recipe can be customized in so many ways! Here are a few swaps and additions you can try.

  • Replace the canned chicken with tuna!
  • Add in the veggies of your choice. Frozen peas and mixed veggies are a nice option because there’s no precooking required, but you could also try broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, or a combination of vegetables depending on the season and your mood.
  • Any can of condensed creamy soup can be used including cream of chicken or cream of mushroom. I think Campbell’s has a cheddar cheese soup that would also pair well.
  • The potato chips add an awesome salty crunch but crushed crackers, bread crumbs, or French fried onions are also popular casserole toppings.
  • Egg noodles are rich and dense making them stand out in creamy sauces, but you could also use regular pasta if you’d like. I prefer to use what I have on hand! No need to spend money if you have ingredients you can use at home.

Cheesy Potato Chip Chicken Noodle Casserole

An easy family dinner recipe for busy weeknights! This delicious casserole is loaded with crunchy potato chips and gooey cheese, making for amazing comfort food your picky eaters will love.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: budget friendly, canned chicken, comfort food, easy dinner ideas, family meals, pasta casserole
Servings: 6


  • 2 cups egg noodles (uncooked)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 (12.5oz) can of chicken (drained)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1+ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups potato chips (crushed)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook and drain two cups of egg noodles according to the package instructions.
  • While the noodles are cooking, preheat your oven to 400° F and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the can of soup and milk. Next, stir in the cooked noodles, drained can of chicken, frozen peas, and the seasoning of your choice such as salt, black pepper, onion powder, or garlic powder (go easy on the salt as some of the ingredients already have a lot of salt).
  • Place the mixture into your prepared dish and evenly top with shredded cheese and crushed potato chips. Measure with your heart! I just sprinkle everything on until it looks extra yummy.
  • Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.


  • If you like things extra cheesy, try mixing in some shredded cheese to the noodle mixture before placing it in the casserole dish. 
  • You can also use canned tuna in place of the chicken.
  • Cream of mushroom soup is also a good condensed soup option. Pick your favorite!
  • French fried onions and crushed Ritz crackers are also popular casserole toppings you can try.
  • Frozen mixed veggies, thawed frozen broccoli, or thawed frozen green beans are also popular veggies to mix into casseroles. 
  • If you like this recipe, check out this List of 10 Easy Canned Chicken Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love.

Cheesy Potato Chip Chicken Noodle Casserole is a delicious family meal that your picky kids will love! This budget dinner is quick to make with basic pantry staples including canned chicken, cream of chicken soup, and egg noodles. Just perfect for last minute dinners!

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