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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 7: [Recipe] Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole is something I discovered while looking for a way to use up leftover turkey. Keeping that in mind, I figured this time of year is a great time to share this recipe.

We like this chicken broccoli rice casserole so much that I’ve even gone as far as to cook chicken just to make it, but you can use any leftover cooked poultry in this recipe. I’ve also used a couple of cans of Kirkland chicken breast chunks and this turns out just fine.

I’ve lightened up the recipe just a bit by using light sour cream, low-sodium soup, and brown rice (and more of it). This is my lightened up version of Trisha’s casserole masterpiece.

[Recipe] Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole (Lightened Up)
Serves 8
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555 calories
32 g
106 g
32 g
34 g
13 g
354 g
660 g
3 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
354g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555
Calories from Fat 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g
50%
Saturated Fat 13g
63%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 106mg
35%
Sodium 660mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 3g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
114%
Calcium
30%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups cooked chopped chicken or turkey
  2. 1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets
  3. 4 cups cooked brown rice
  4. 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  5. 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  6. 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  7. 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  8. 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the broccoli and rice to your liking. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Spray a 9x13" pan or large casserole dish with cooking spray.
  4. Spread the rice in an even layer in the baking dish. Make a second layer with the broccoli. In a large bowl, mix the soup, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chicken, half the cheese, and some salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the mixture over the broccoli and top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
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protein
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carbs
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Adapted from Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Broccoli Casserole
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[Recipe] Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/chicken-broccoli-casserole-2797797

Serves 8

4 cups cooked chopped chicken or turkey
1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets (I use frozen broccoli to save time)
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 10-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup (I use any kind of cream soup I have on hand)
1 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Cook the broccoli and rice to your liking. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Spray a 9×13″ pan or large casserole dish with cooking spray.

Spread the rice in an even layer in the baking dish. Make a second layer with the broccoli. In a large bowl, mix the soup, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chicken, half the cheese, and some salt and pepper.

Pour the mixture over the broccoli and top with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 40 minutes.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 6: [Recipe] Squash and Stuffing Casserole

Oh my, hold on Martha!

I’ll admit I was very skeptical about this recipe when my friend Sue passed it on to me. She told me how delicious it was and honestly I just wasn’t sure whether I should believe her.

I WAS WRONG TO BE SKEPTICAL!

This squash casserole will FOR SURE become a side dish we’re going to serve very regularly in our home. A bit sweet, but really savoury too – it’s the best casserole recipe I’ve eaten in ages. We all loved it, even the tiny one.

Thank you, Sue!

Keep in mind when you read this post that casseroles don’t photograph well at the best of times, so you’ll just have to trust me when I say how good this is.

[Recipe] Squash and Stuffing Casserole
Serves 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
91 calories
5 g
21 g
8 g
1 g
5 g
51 g
102 g
3 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
51g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91
Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 21mg
7%
Sodium 102mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
37%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
2%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cooked squash
  2. 1 c grated carrot
  3. 1/4 finely chopped onion
  4. 1/4 c milk
  5. 1/2 c butter
  6. 1 box stove top dressing, unprepared
  7. 1 can cream soup (your favourite kind - I used mushroom)
Instructions
  1. Mix all together.
  2. Put in shallow casserole dish and bake at 350F for 40 to 50
  3. minutes.
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carbs
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Squash Casserole

1 cooked squash
1 c grated carrot
1/4 finely chopped onion
1/4 c milk
1/2 c butter
1 box stove top dressing, unprepared
1 can cream soup (your favourite kind – I used cream of mushroom)

Mix all together.

Put in shallow casserole dish and bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes.

[Recipe] Overnight Ham & Swiss Breakfast Casserole

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There isn’t much that’s easier than getting up on Christmas morning, making coffee, and popping your already prepared breakfast casserole into the oven before tackling the gifts under the tree. Then you can smell your delicious breakfast as it bakes. What a nice feeling. Leave some space in your refrigerator on Christmas Eve to allow this to sit in there overnight.

I thought that this year, I’d just throw together some of our favourite foods for our ham and swiss casserole for breakfast. Add my husband’s hollandaise, some sausage gravy, or some mushroom cream sauce to it, and YOWZA you have an amazing meal.

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[Recipe] Baked Beans

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“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you…”

Something my grandmother says. Gosh she makes me smile. I remember eating beans with white rolls at her house when I was a kid, and we’d sing this old saying and then just laugh and laugh and laugh. What a great memory. There’s a bit of truth to this old saying too, actually. There is such good fibre in beans and they’re packed with nutrients. Probably less so if they’re baked with bacon and covered with a sugary sauce, but still. You gotta look on the bright side, right?

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[Recipe] Million Dollar Spaghetti

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Pinterest is dangerous. Seriously. Cruising a collection of pictures of things people love to eat. That’s what I use Pinterest for mostly. Well, that and EVERYTHING else – finding craft projects, DIY ideas, decorating ideas, baby stuff. It’s never ending.

This recipe for “million dollar spaghetti” I discovered first on a website, then I looked it up on Pinterest. As it turns out, million dollar spaghetti is everywhere. There are myriad recipes for it, but the basic gist of it is that you mix lasagna filling with spaghetti, layer that a couple of times, then top it with your favourite pasta sauce and cheese and bake. That sounded reasonable to me.

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