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Casseroles

Chicken Casserole

2 cups egg noodles, cooked

2 cups chicken, cooked/shredded

2 cups corn *I used frozen, canned works too

1 cup milk

2 cans cream of chicken soup *10 oz cans

1 onion, diced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1/2 cup cheese, shredded *I used cheddar, any type works

1/2 cup bacon, cooked/chopped

3/4 cup French fried onions

salt/pepper (to taste)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the cooked pasta, chicken, corn, milk, cream of chicken, onion, garlic, cheese, bacon, and salt/pepper.

Pour mixture into greased pan.

Sprinkle French fried onions evenly on top.

Place pan into preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve warm!

Green Chili Breakfast Bake

6 oz monterey jack cheese grated

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated

7 oz canned mild chopped green chiles

2 tbsp flour

1/2 cup milk

8 eggs

Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Mix the cheeses and then sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese (about 2/3) in the bottom of a casserole dish.  Then dollop the green chiles evenly over the cheese.

Place the flour in the bottom of a bowl and use a whisk to slowly mix in a little of the milk to make a paste, then continue to pour the milk in while whisking until it is all smoothly combined.  Then add the eggs into the milk, season with salt and pepper, and use the whisk to combine well. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish over the cheese and chiles.

Top the casserole with remaining cheese and then bake on the middle rack of the oven for 25-35 minutes or until eggs are set in the middle.

Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes then serve hot. Enjoy!

Broccoli Cauliflower Rice Chicken Casserole

2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 10-ounce bags frozen cauliflower rice (or 1 head of cauliflower, riced and cooked)

1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli cuts

2 large eggs, whisked

3 cups, shredded mozzarella cheese

2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a large 3-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil. Set aside.

Slice chicken breasts in half horizontally to make them thinner, lightly coat them in olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Liberally season with salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes.

While the chicken is baking, heat the bags of frozen cauliflower rice and broccoli according to package instructions. Discard any excess water or moisture.

Remove chicken from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Carefully chop baked chicken into bite-sized pieces.

In a large bowl, add cooked cauliflower rice, broccoli, chicken, eggs, mozzarella cheese, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and butter. Toss together until fully combined.

Transfer casserole mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining Italian blend cheese.

Bake for 50 minutes, until the cheese on top has fully melted and started to brown slightly. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

4 cups cubed or shredded chicken, cooked
1 (10- ounce) can Ro-Tel, undrained
1 cup instant rice, uncooked
2 cups grated Colby Jack cheese, divided
1 (10.75- ounce) can Cream of Chicken Soup
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup canned corn, drained
optional – 1/2 cup black beans, drained
optional garnish – sprinkle with chopped cilantro or parsley

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9×9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the chicken, Ro-Tel, rice, 1 1/2 cups grated Colby Jack cheese, Cream of Chicken soup, taco seasoning, milk, corn, and black beans if using. Stir to combine.
Pour mixture into prepared pan, sprinkle with remaining cheese and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

French Onion Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Caramelized Onions
2 medium yellow onions, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Mac and Cheese
16 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked al dente and drained
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk, warmed
1 cup of beef stock
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ground mustard powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
1 cup sharp gruyere cheese, freshly shredded
½ cup mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

Topping
Salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
Thyme, chopped (for garnish)


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Caramelized Onions
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and when hot, add the oil, butter, and onions.
Turn the heat to low and cover with a lid and cook for 25-30 minutes until the onions are softened
Turn the heat to medium and cook until the onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally
Cover and remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

Mac and Cheese
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
Add the flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes (or until the mixture turns light brown).
Remove from heat and gradually pour in the warm milk and beef stock, whisking constantly.
Return the pan to the heat, whisk another 3-5 minutes or until thickened.
Add the salt, garlic powder, ground mustard, and cayenne pepper and stir to combine.
Add the cheeses and onion mixture, stir until all of the cheese is melted.
Pour the sauce over the top of the cooked elbow macaroni. Stir to combine.
Add the shredded rotisserie chicken and stir until completely mixed together.

Topping
Top with ¼ cup shredded Gruyere cheese
Bake, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Season with salt and pepper, and top with chopped thyme.

Chicken Florentine Casserole

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

3 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

1 package (10 ounces) frozen creamed spinach, thawed

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup loosely packed minced fresh basil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chicken, soup, cheese, spinach, mayonnaise, basil, garlic powder, thyme and pepper.

Drain macaroni; gently stir into chicken mixture. Transfer to an ungreased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole.

Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 40-45 minutes.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

4 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1 large onion, chopped

1/3 cup butter, cubed

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1-3/4 cups whole milk

 

TOPPING:

1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs

1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1/4 cup butter, melted

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook ham until browned, 4-5 minutes; drain and pat dry. In a greased 2-qt. baking dish, layer the chicken, cheese and ham; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, mustard and nutmeg until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over ham.
  3. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until golden brown and bubbly, 25-30 minutes.

Chicken Enchilada Bake

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, approximately 3 cups, cooked and cut into bite size pieces

1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 3/4 ounce)

1 can cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 ounce)

10 ounce can Rotel (drain excess liquid)

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (divided in half)

12 flour tortillas

fresh lime (optional) cut into wedges

fresh cilantro (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix the soups, rotel, sour cream, garlic powder and milk.

Reserve 3/4 of the mixture and set aside. With the remaining 1/4 of mixture, add the cooked chicken and 3/4 cup shredded cheese.

Next, add a little sauce to the bottom of the baking pan, enough to coat the bottom lightly.

Spoon chicken mixture into each tortilla, roll and place seam down in baking dish, side by side.

Spoon the reserved sauce evenly over rolled tortillas and top with remaining cheese.

Place in oven on middle rack and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes until cheese bubbles.

Serve hot with fresh cilantro sprinkled on top and fresh squeezed lime juice. Enjoy!

Cinco de Mayo Casserole

1 pound ground beef

1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as Rotel) drained

1 cup salsa, drained

1 (7 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained

1 cup sour cream

3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer ground beef to a 9×13-inch casserole dish.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Spoon onion mixture over ground beef.

Mix tomatoes with green chile peppers, salsa, corn, sour cream, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, salt, and black pepper into ground beef mixture; top with remaining 2 cups Cheddar cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream, sliced black olives, more salsa, and warmed tortillas.

Healthy Mexican Casserole

1 pound lean ground turkey

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 tsp if you don’t like it too spicy

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/8 teaspoon coriander

1 15 ounce can organic black beans rinsed thoroughly and drained

1 15 ounce can organic pinto beans rinsed thoroughly and drained

4-5 plum tomatoes chopped and seeds removed

1 teaspoon chopped chili peppers add more or like to your taste

1/2 cup frozen corn

1/4 cup reduced fat Mexican blend cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro for topping optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put turkey in large sauce pan with oil and cook until no longer pink.

Add cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, coriander and a little water until seasoned. Add pinto & black beans, diced tomatoes, thinly sliced chilies, corn and mix it all together in sauce pan.

Place in a 9 x 13 casserole dish and add 1/4 cup of reduced fat Mexican cheese blend on top. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until cheese is melted.

For my kids, I crumble whole grain tortillas on top.

I like diced cilantro sprinkled on top. This is great the next for leftovers in a wrap too. ENJOY!