Cream of Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole Recipe

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We just love finding new ways to level up some of your favorite side dishes. For this recipe, learn how you can improve your usual mac and cheese with cream of chicken soup! Instead of just milk, this recipe also adds canned chicken soup so it’s extra rich and creamy. Sprinkle in the parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese on top of the soft macaroni noodles for the perfect cheesy and creamy combination. Serve this cream of chicken mac and cheese side dish alongside this tasty buffalo chicken tenders for a satisfying comfort food.

This cream of chicken mac and cheese recipe is definitely the next best side dish. And, of course, a newly improved side dish needs the perfect pasta. We used classic elbow macaroni noodles since it can hold thick and creamy sauces. You can choose to cook the pasta al dente as well for the best taste and texture combination. And, of course, don’t forget the cheese toppings! Check our FAQs down below for some of our favorite serving topping suggestions.

Cream of Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole Recipe

How To Make Cream of Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole

Make a classic side dish with this delicious cream of chicken mac and cheese casserole recipe topped with cheddar cheese and parmesan. Garnish with chopped parsley, chives, or even bacon bits!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni noodles, (1 box), cooked and cooled
  • 10¾ oz cream of chicken soup, (2 cans)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, powdered or shredded
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F then cook macaroni noodles according to package directions.

  2. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and melt butter. Then, add flour, milk, half of the cheddar cheese, and soup.

  3. Cook over medium heat or until melted, stirring occasionally.

  4. Put noodles in a casserole pan and pour cheese sauce over. Sprinkle parmesan and remaining cheddar on top.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes.

  6. Serve your creamy chicken mac and cheese in a bowl and garnish with chopped parsley.


  • Sugar: 2g
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  • Calcium: 319mg
  • Calories: 445kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 96mg
  • Protein: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 588mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 628IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

What cheese is best in mac and cheese?

For the best tasting cream of chicken mac and cheese, we suggest adding in more cheese. Besides the parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese, you can also use other full flavored cheeses like Gruyere cheese that shares a similar salty and nutty flavor with parmesan. For creamier cheese options, use cream cheese or mozzarella cheese. But, if you prefer a bit of mild and subtle sweet cheese, then use Monterey Jack cheese. Alternatively, American cheese will give your dish a combination of mild creamy and salty flavor.

Should mac and cheese be covered when baking?

Yes and no. It really depends on whether you want a crustier top or not. There are other casserole dishes that require covering your dish. But for a baked mac and cheese casserole dish, it’s not necessary to do it. For this recipe, we baked the mac and cheese uncovered to help melt the cheeses and give it that subtle crunchy, brown top for a more delicious casserole taste.



This cream of chicken mac and cheese casserole recipe is the perfect side dish to serve during parties and gatherings. Its creamy and cheesy flavors will make you crave for more! Serve this delicious side dish alongside some of your favorite entrees.
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