Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
Makes 12 servings

Top the creamy pasta mixture with both shredded Cheddar and Parmesan in this super cheesy chicken tetrazzini. Go ahead and make this chicken casserole now and freeze it until you need a ready-made meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Return to pot, and toss with chicken broth.

Step 2

Stir together chopped cooked chicken and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl; add vermicelli, and toss well. Spoon mixture into 2 lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dishes. Sprinkle evenly with Cheddar cheese.

Step 3

Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Step 4

Note: Freeze unbaked casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw casserole overnight in refrigerator. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, and bake as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

MindyCT's Review

April 01, 2014
ridiculously easy, makes a lot, everyone always loves it. i usually used 3/4 to a full can of chick broth (the noodles soak it up anyway)... also, i tend to use double the amount of shredded parm cheese... AND- just to try to make it a little more healthy- i always use 98% fat free soups and fat free sour cream.

MeesterMama's Review

March 31, 2014
Used this recipe a lot of times, family loves it! The only difference I make is to add half a sautéed onion. Adds a lot of flavor!

Podec4's Review

February 05, 2012
I've used this recipe a couple times & it's wonderful. Creamy & cheesy. You really could just leave the chicken out all together & it would still be heavenly. I've used turkey in place of chicken with this dish to use up the Thanksgiving leftovers. The second pan freezes beautifully & makes any given weeknight easier when you grab it from the freezer on your way out the door in the morning. Or you can share the second pan with a neighbor. Great passing dish for any church function. A good recipe for the arsenal. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Barbi42's Review

September 10, 2009
I have used this recipe more times than I can count. Everyone loves it; and I love the fact that I can get 3 casseroles out of it. I usually add an entire can of chicken broth as the noodles soak it all up anyway. Sometimes I add green olives with pimentos, sauteed onions and celery, fresh mushrooms instead of canned. Adding a salad and rolls makes a fairly quick and easy meal to prepare.

Angela's Review

April 23, 2016

sueb402's Review

November 05, 2014
I love this recipe. I like to use medium noodles instead of pasta and I also put frozen petite peas in. Wonderful comfort food!

thebaby23's Review

January 17, 2013
One of my personal favorites and most requested by friends and family. I make it exactly by the recipe and it makes a LOT. Be nice and share the 2nd dish or just invite a crowd :-)

aburnett72's Review

December 31, 2012

GigiInParis's Review

September 11, 2012

Pumpkinduster's Review

March 28, 2010
We like mushrooms and added them to this recipe; instead of the shredded cheese, we like 3 Jars of Kraft Old English Cheese. The cheese can be warmed in the microwave for 20 seconds and added to the mixture. Delicious!