New Baby Casserole

23 Oct

My dear friend Katy just had her first baby a week ago. He’s a precious little man. Just look this teeny guy:

 Photo by Snips and Snails – http://www.snipsandsnailsphotography.com/
 

Don loves it when our friends give birth because it means that I will make what we call New Baby Casserole and that I will make two of them – one for us and one for the new mom or parents.

It’s super easy to make (you start with the valuable time saver known as the rotisserie chicken), freeze and re-heat. Plus, it’s tasty and appeals to just about everyone (even kids for those parents who already have a toddler at home).

Today at the grocery store I even found single-serving, aluminum pot pie containers. That makes it even easier to pop them out of the fridge or freezer and re-heat.

Don and I have a deep freeze so hopefully I can make lots of these mini casseroles in the weeks leading up to our placement.

New Baby Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 bag of frozen peas and carrots
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, picked and slightly shredded (into manageable pieces)
  • 1 can reduced fat cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% (reduced fat) cheddar cheese
  • 1 can refrigerated busicuits 

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, coat large casserole pan with cooking spray
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan, add onions and saute
  • When onions are clear, add bag of frozen peas and carrots, cook through
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add can of cream of chicken soup, mix well
  • Stir in shredded chicken
  • Add 1 cup of cheese and mix until melted
  • Place mixture in casserole dish, spread evenly
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and place biscuits on top
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 of cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes (or until brown)

Makes 6 – 8 servings

This is a very forgiving recipe. Use green beans instead of peas if you like. Make single serve containers.  Cook partially and freeze before the step that calls for the biscuits. Whatever you want. It’s really hard to go wrong.

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