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Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

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Casseroles are one of my favorite meals because they are so easy to fix on a weeknight when life is busy! Country Cowboy Casserole utilizes both your Instant Pot (or another pressure cooker like the Go Wise 8ct Copper 12-in-1 Pressure Cooker) and oven to make a delightfully cheesy pasta dish that the whole family will enjoy! Don’t have an Instant Pot? Don’t worry – I’ll give you instructions on fixing this great recipe without one as well! 

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

One of the things I love about this recipe is that I often already have all of the items on hand at home, even if it wasn’t something I planned to fix that week. It uses lot of kitchen staples like cream of chicken and pasta. You can use whatever type of pasta your family enjoys most. Rotini, shells, bowties, etc. – they would all work well!

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

A delicious cheesy chicken casserole that the whole family will love!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 box shell pasta
  • 1 bag mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 can French fried onions
  • ½ teaspoon onion salt, garlic salt, seasoning salt, and pepper (each)
  • 2lbs raw chicken breasts
  • water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  2. In your pressure cooker, place raw chicken breasts, onion salt, seasoning salt, garlic salt, pepper, and enough water to adequately cover. Close lid and set for poultry (12 minutes).
  3. Fill a large pot ⅔ full of water and bring to boil. Add pasta and mixed vegetables and cook for the time stated on box (typically about 10 minutes).
  4. Drain pasta and vegetables and pour into a large mixing bowl.
  5. When your chicken is done, drain and shred. Add to large mixing bowl.
  6. Add 2 cups shredded cheese, soup, milk, and ½ of the French fried onions into a bowl and stir well.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  8. Top with the Sharp Cheddar shredded cheese and remaining French fried onions.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.


If you don't have a pressure cooker, don't despair! You can still fix this delicious recipe without it. The other quick-fix option I like is to boil the chicken until cooked through. Then you'll shred the chicken and mix in the seasonings. Then follow the rest of the instructions.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 805mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g

These nutritional facts are an estimate calculated by Nutritionix.

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Here are some photos of the process for you to see, although I think the recipe is pretty self-explanatory. You’ll notice the chicken is frozen – that’s another reason I love being able to use a pressure cooker. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can also put frozen chicken in boiling water to cook quickly that way as well. 

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Country Cowboy Casserole Recipe

If you’re looking for a great side dish to go with your Country Cowboy Casserole, this super easy butter biscuit recipe is perfect! 

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monique s

Thursday 15th of April 2021

This looks hearty and something the kids would like to eat for dinner and as leftovers

Judith Bayer

Monday 28th of December 2020

I was intrigued by the name of the recipe Country Cowboy Recipe but boy am I glad to clicked on the link. This recipe is perfect for a family get together as people of all ages will love it. I always usually have all those ingredients on hand as well. Can't wait to try it.

monique s

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

I tried making this and it came out really tasty. Kids are asking when we can have it again and leftovers made for an easy lunch the next day.

monique s

Thursday 6th of February 2020

I imagine you can change up the cheeses and get a totally different casserole so lots to play with in this recipe

Shannon V Holmes

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

This sounds delicious and thanks for your recipe.

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