LOADED CAULIFLOWER & CHICKEN CASSEROLE

May 1, 2013

It’s rare that I would guess a recipe with the word “loaded” in the title is something healthful and packed with veggies. But this is that rare case!

Loaded Cauliflower & Chicken Casserole from Rachel Schultz

LOADED CAULIFLOWER & CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Serves 3-4

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & cubed
2 heads cauliflower
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 bundles green onions, sliced
3 ounces bacon pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Steam cauliflower until tender. Meanwhile, combine cheeses in a large bowl. Remove 1/4 of cheese and set aside.

Loaded Cauliflower & Chicken Casserole from Rachel Schultz

Stir chicken, green onions, bacon, and garlic into remaining cheese. Stir cauliflower into cheese mixture and season with salt & pepper.

Loaded Cauliflower & Chicken Casserole from Rachel Schultz

Pour into a 9×13 glass baking dish. Top with additional cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Loaded Cauliflower & Chicken Casserole from Rachel Schultz

4.8 from 14 reviews
loaded cauliflower & chicken casserole
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & cubed
  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 bundles green onions, sliced
  • 3 ounces bacon pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Steam cauliflower until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cheeses in a large bowl. Remove ¼ of cheese and set aside. Stir chicken, green onions, bacon, and garlic into remaining cheese.
  4. Stir cauliflower into cheese mixture and season with salt & pepper. Pour into a 9x13 glass baking dish. Top with additional cheese.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Adapted from Louanne’s Kitchen.

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Comments

  • I made this tonight and added celery, sage, cream cheese and a tiny bit of Jimmy Dean’s hot sausage along with some Jane’s Crazy mixed up salt. It was absolutely DIVINE!

  • Heidi Parker

    I made this tonight and its wonderful!! I did pulse the cauliflower in the food processor until it resembled mashed potatoes. For the bacon, I used a container of Real Bacon. I will definitely be making this again (just with less green onion). Thank you for the amazing recipe!

    • So glad to hear that! I had ALREADY turned my cauliflower into rice and wondered if I could still make this recipe. GR8 2 KNOW!

  • Kate

    Looks super tasty, and I’m following the tips posted. Not sure if you keep close track of this sort of thing, but this recipe is posted in its entirety with no credit at this site:

    http://www.quickneasyrecipes.net/loaded-cauliflower-chicken-casserole/

  • Stacy

    Wow this was delicious. One would not know potatoes were not in this. I took the recommendation of others and added an 8 oz container of sour cream. One large head of cauliflower was perfect. My kids thought it was potatoes and chicken. Definitely a keeper!

  • Chris

    I put Sour Cream in mine

  • Anonymous

    I add sour cream to mine and its very good. Im going to try cream of chicken also next time.

  • Claire Niles

    I made it this evening. I cooked the bacon first, used four peices of bacon. half the cheese, one head of cauliflower and poached the chicken breast, I sprayed the bottom of my 11×9 dish. I broiled the top after baking it for 25 min. It dd look chunky, I thought it looked very appealing. It would serve four people.

  • Stephanie

    I would much prefer if the measurements were listed in cups rather than ounces. It’s much simpler than converting and measuring.

  • Debbie

    What am I missing? Is there any liquid in this recipe? I followed the directions completely – – mine didn’t look anything like the picture (cauliflower is still in chunks even though I steamed it first) and the casserole is quite dry.
    I added a little water to my serving and microwaved for a few minutes
    I still don’t think I’d make this again.

    • Megan

      I added one can of cream f celery soup. Much better

    • Andy Deans

      I made this today and it turned out perfect (Banting friendly I’m told). I was concerned at the start that it would be too dry and decided to boil the cauliflower. This really worked and the meal was thoroughly enjoyed. A couple of hints : Once on your plate, add salt to bring out the taste, sprinkle black pepper and a dash of chutney really makes it worthwhile. Simple meal, short preparation and minimal cooking time.

    • Anonymous

      I roasted my cauliflower in advance.

  • Lauren

    This was AMAZING! I altered it a bit though. I made half the dish with cauliflower and broccoli to try it out as i enjoy broccoli. I can’t say that I will be making it like that again. The half where I followed the directions was very tasty. I will be trying it with mushrooms next time. I love that I feel like I’m eating something really bad but it’s actually fairly healthy. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  • Lorraine Norman

    Have made this many times the family loves it

  • Michelle

    I just made this for dinner yesterday and was absolutely fantastic! I took another commenters advice here and added mushrooms that I sauteed with sweet onion (did not have scallions on hand) and used mesquite grilled chicken breasts cubed to add a little more flavor. WOW anyone who likes casserole or cauliflower dishes need to add this to their menu which takes no time to make and for those whop do not like them, I think will after they try it. The bacon gives it a kiev flavor. Just love it!!

  • Patrick

    I put this into MFP (minus the green onions):
    Serving: 1/4
    4 servings

    Calories 520(g)
    Fat 34(g)
    Saturated 17.9(g)
    Cholesterol 147.5(mg)
    Sodium 880(mg)
    Carbs 9.6(g)
    Protein 43(g)

  • Lorrie G

    Do you think I prepare this as a freezer meal?

  • ju91296

    I made it with chicken! So good next time im going to add mushrooms

    • Love this great recipe….using chicken broth, Portobello mushrooms, cauliflower, onions…..cheese ….delicious xoxoox. will make it for family Sunday dinner xoxo Thank you

  • Dorothy

    I made this recipe but how can it be 3-4 servings and use 2 heads of cauliflower? Thanks

  • allison Singleton

    Any Idea the calorie count? It looks fabulous and I want to try it. Or how many servings it will have?

  • Tammy

    I made this for my family and even my daughter who can’t stand cauliflower said that she was impressed! Delicious! I cooked the bacon ahead of time and I was glad I did! For some reason I can’t get it to pin to my pinterest account by clicking on the pinterest emblem at the bottom of the recipe. Thanks!

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