We may earn money from the products/companies mentioned in this post. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.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 9x13 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
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Low Carb Taco Chicken Casserole
Low Carb Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
Low Carb Chicken Fajita Casserole
Or if ground beef is more to your liking, you'll enjoy this Keto Beef Cabbage Casserole!
Are you ready for this delicious low carb chicken recipe? I know my taste buds are craving it!
Cheesy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
An easy low carb chicken casserole that makes healthy dinners a breeze! Filled with fresh vegetables and plenty of flavor, this easy cheesy chicken casserole will be a family favorite!
- 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 342Total Fat 22gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 100mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gProtein 27g
Oh this absolutely my kind of midweek dinner - there's a lot of ingredients - but the method is so easy!
Made this tonight. I halved the recipe since there is only 2 of us. It was really good! I topped it with habanero cheese. It gave it some extra zing.
I made it in my Tupperware MicroPro Grill. It took about 17 minutes in the microwave.
Sarah, this is cheese heaven! Sounds amazing.
So easy and cheesy with some healthy veggies! I just love casseroles!
Maya | Wholesome Yum
This looks like a success! All that gooey cheese looks amazing!
Kim | Low Carb Maven
You had me at "Cheesy" Sarah. This sounds like creamy cheesy heaven and I would absolutely have leftovers for lunch or even breakfast the next day. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Agness of Run Agness Run
I would never say that this is a low carb dish, Kim! Loved the recipe!
Agness: I am new to low carb eating. Why "I would never say that this is a low carb dish" ?
This is one of my family's favorites!
Such lovely low carb recipe. I m done with chicken simply made , and want something nice and tasty. This will help out for sure.
Thanks will give it a try 🙂
Do you think this is a good freezer meal? If i make several a head of time then freeze before or after cooking. With the cream cream, mayo, and or cottage cheese, i am not sure. Any thoughts?
I have never tried freezing it, so I'm afraid I cannot give a definite answer.
I wasnt too sure about this as I was preparing it, but this was excellent! I used my favorite baked chicken recipe for the chicken. I had about 1/2 a bag of fresh spinach I used, no squash so instead I used frozen green beans. I didnt add the onion. Instead of cottage cheese I used ricotta. I used cheddar cheese along with pepper jack. Yum, will be making this again!! This is one of those recipes where you can use up veggies you have and cannot go wrong!
Sounds very good,but I felt my heart valve close when I saw 20 grams of fat. If I make this I will make with fat free ingredients.
I just made this. It is so easy and delicious. I will me one of my easy go to meals.
I made a lighter version of this with lower fat levels and sodium levels to meet dietary restrictions for a family member. I subbed Light Laughing Cow cheese for the cream cheese. Part skim ricotta for the cottage cheese. Greek yogurt for the sour cream, and nutritional yeast for the Parmesan. It is still an S meal, but not a heavy S. The family liked it. I'm sure they would have loved the recipe as written too. The combo of veggies were a hit with my sometimes picky eaters.
This looks like a great recipe, but if you just add the spinach frozen doesn't it make it too watery?