Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup


This easy slow-cooker chicken noodle soup is chock-full of vegetables and noodles, and gets extra creaminess from a little light cream cheese.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken (about 12 ounces)

  • 3 medium carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups)

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms (4 ounces)

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme, crushed

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning

  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), cut up

  • 2 cups dried egg noodles


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine broth, the water, chicken, carrots, celery, mushrooms, onion, thyme, and garlic-pepper seasoning.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in cream cheese until combined. Stir in uncooked noodles. Cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes more or just until noodles are tender.



Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 0mcg 0%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 381mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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