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A hearty and filling casserole that is full of vegetables and cheesy goodness! You’ll love this cheesy chicken vegetable casserole! This meal is perfect for a quick and easy dinner that the entire family can enjoy! I love casseroles because they are so quick and easy. Usually, I only need one bowl to mix everything together, pop it in the oven, and BAM – supper is ready! I love that! I have especially been loving these casserole dishes from my friend Taryn, over at Joy Filled Eats. She has some delicious recipes that my family loves!
The Creation of the Cheesy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
The inspiration for this recipe came from having too many (?) vegetables in my fridge. I needed to use them up, so I started dumping a little of this and that into my bowl. The result was pretty amazing if I do say so myself! Sometimes the best recipes come from what I like to call “cupboard cooking.” You take a little of this, a little of that and suddenly, you’ve created a dish that everyone in the family will love. Magic, right?!
Low Carb Chicken Casserole
The vegetables in this casserole can be interchangeable. The first time I made it I added fresh broccoli, but I left it out the next time. If mushrooms are your thing, feel free to add them as well! If you like green beans in your casseroles, feel free to add those, too! Use your imagination (and whatever you have the most of in your fridge)! While the chicken tends to be the star of the show, adding in plenty of vegetables gives it a variety and color! This recipe makes a large 9×13 pan of casserole. That means we usually have leftovers that I use for easy lunches through the week. It is so so simple to pull out some leftovers, heat them up, and pair it with a salad for lunch! I hope you enjoy this casserole as much as we do! There are often questions pertaining to recipes I make, so here are a few that I thought might be of help!
How do you store the leftovers for this cheesy chicken vegetable bake?
It’s so simple to do! All you need is a sealable container that can hold all the leftover low carb chicken casserole. Then, once you add it in, simply place it in the fridge for later. I would recommend eating within 4-5 days after cooking, but I highly doubt that it will last that long!
Can you freeze this healthy low carb chicken casserole?
Absolutely. If you have a need to freeze the remainder, you can do so. Just keep in mind that due to the ingredients, when it’s time to unthaw, it may have a bit of a different texture than what you remember. The flavor and taste, however, should still be the same. If you like this low carb chicken casserole recipe, you might like these options as well: Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole with Bacon Easy Chicken Bacon Recipe with Cheese Low Carb Taco Chicken Casserole Low Carb Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole Are you ready for this delicious low carb chicken recipe? I know my taste buds are craving it!
- 1 8 Ounce Cream Cheese, Softened
- 1 Cup Cottage Cheese, pureed in a blender - see note below
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, the green can kind is fine
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Cups Frozen Spinach
- 1 Medium Zucchini, Diced
- 1 Small/Medium Yellow Squash, Diced
- 1/4 Small Onion, Diced (Optional)
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Mineral Salt
- 3 Cups Cooked Chicken Breast, Diced or Shredded
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except 1/2 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese.
- Pour into a 9x13 pan and top with the remaining cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until casserole is hot and bubbly.
I chose to use pureed cottage cheese to ease the caloric load just a bit. Using the cottage cheese also adds an extra bump of protein. If the idea of using cottage cheese turns you off, feel free to use mayo or sour cream (or a mixture of both) in its place.
I measure the spinach when it is frozen, and I do not thaw it before mixing it.
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Serving Size1/9th of recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 342 Total Fat 22g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 100mg Carbohydrates 9g Fiber 2g Protein 27g