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Colorful Chicken Casserole

In Marshfield, Missouri, Bernice Morris combines chicken and pasta with a variety of colorful vegetables to create this all-in-one entree. "It's a nice change of pace from the usual creamy casseroles," she comments. "I make one for dinner and keep the other in the freezer for unexpected company
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (4 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Add the broth, corn, peas, salt if desired and pepper; heat through. Stir in chicken and macaroni.
  • Divide between two 11x7-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Top with mushrooms and cheese.
  • Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the second casserole at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through.
  • To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 295 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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