Starch Starch Starch, I love Starch.  This is the greatest meal I have ever had.  It is based on one that I had a Bob Evans Restaurant.  It is basically a Biscuit, topped with mashed potatoes, topped with chicken noodle soup.  Amazing!!  This was one meal that I was extremely happy that I had leftovers of.

Chicken-N-Noodles over Mashed Potatoes

I can not emphasize how much I enjoyed this meal.  Noodles, potatoes and a biscuit, so many carbs, so frickin awesome.

Chicken-N-Noodles over Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Noodle Soup – (Adapted from Tyler Florence)

  • 8 cups chicken stock
    • Tip if you use store bought chicken stock, add 1 tsp chicken base to it to make it extra rich.  Chicken base is available at the grocery store near the chicken bouillon.  It is similar, except it contains less salt and has a more intense flavor.  A little goes a long ways.
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken – (a good shortcut is a roasted chicken from the store)
  • 1 batch dumpling noodles (roughly 10 oz of store bought egg noodles)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots (cut into 1/4 inch rounds)
  • 2 ribs celery (sliced lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 sprigs of thyme or 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Making the Soup

Place a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil.  Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf and cook till the veggies soften, but are not browned.  Roughly 6 minutes.


Once the veggies are softened add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.  When boiling add the noodles and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the noodles

Fold in the chicken and cook for another 3-5 minutes to heat up the chicken.  Season with salt and pepper and you are ready to eat soup.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Assembling the Chicken-N-Noodle bowls

In the center of a large bowl place a single biscuit.


Next add a nice helping of Mashed Potatoes.

Add the Mashed Potatoes

Using a ladle, pick up as many noodles and veggies as you can from the chicken noodle soup.  Drain most of the liquid out and then place the noodles on top of the potatoes.

Cover with the noodles

Garnish with a little parsley and you have created the greatest dish your family has ever eaten.

Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes

It is so simple, but down right amazing.  You have to try this dish.  It takes home cooking to a new level.

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  1. That looks great but now I want to try this but instead of chicken noodle, ladle shredded pot roast and gravy on top.

    Great post, Rex!

    • Shredded pot roast would be amazing over this. I think that just about any soup would be great over potatoes and a biscuit.

  2. Yummy! I also had this at Bob Evans many years ago & had forgotten all about it! Thanks for the reminder I'm going to have to make it pretty soon.

  3. We had it at Bob Evans as well but that is 45 minutes away!!! I have to try this on my own

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  6. In the process of making your soup – Hoping it will freeze well – No way my family can eat all of this right away!
    Thanks so much!

  7. This was amazing! I have been looking for a recipe like this for a while. Everyone needs to try this!

  8. 5 stars
    I went to add the Chicken base, and realized I only had Beef and Vegetable =( I made it without and it’s definitely lacking. I’m so irritated with myself. Will definitely try this again!!!

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