This Broccoli, Chicken and Cheese Wild Rice Casserole is a healthy and delicious dinner that can be made ahead of time, perfect for busy nights! Whole grain, lightened up with Greek yogurt and plenty of cheese so kids will love it too!
I’m continuing with the non-holiday food today and sharing a cozy comfort food casserole full of good for you ingredients. When comfort food is on your brain, give this Broccoli, Chicken and Cheese Wild Rice Casserole a try!
I seem to have a few recipes that use the broccoli, chicken and cheese combo. These twice baked potatoes are awesome and don’t get me started on the stuffed spaghetti squash recipe I recently shared…life changing!
It’s ironic since I used to hate this combination all because of broccoli. Luckily the broccoli hating phase of my life is over and I enjoy adding it to recipes.
This Broccoli, Chicken and Cheese Wild Rice Casserole has a couple of steps that can be done in advance to save you time on a busy night. This first is to make a big batch of wild rice and freeze it. Doing this will save you nearly an hour of cooking time. I like to freeze mine flat in a freezer bag so it doesn’t take up any space.
The casserole itself can be made a couple days in advance, then refrigerated until you’re ready to bake it. It’s perfect to have on hand this time of year. Instead of stopping for fast food after a busy day of shopping or school events, you can pop this casserole in the oven and have a delicious and healthy comfort food dinner.
Instead of using white rice I went with wild rice because I love it’s chewy texture, nutty flavor, plus it’s whole grain. If you’re looking for a low carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole this would be a good option.
To keep this casserole lighter I used Greek yogurt to make it creamy. Canned condensed soups, no matter how convenient, are not the way to go. Today I’m sharing this recipe over on my friend Ashley’s blog, Spoonful of Flavor. Head on over and grab the recipe and be sure to check out some of her’s as well!
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Sherry Sharpnack says
I’m really disappointed. I couldn’t find the recipe. This one looked good.
Hi Sherry. This recipe is one I did as a guest post on another blogger’s site. The link to the recipe is near the bottom, but in case you missed it here it is. https://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2016/11/30/broccoli-chicken-cheese-wild-rice-casserole/
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
This is a dreamy casserole! How fab that you lightened it up — every bit is helpful, especially these days :)
Cynthia |What A Girl Eats says
Classic hearty comfort food! My family would love this!
Dear Danae, this looks fantastic!!! I know my family would thoroughly enjoy this. xo, Catherine
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Love that you can make this casserole ahead of time. Perfect for the busy holiday season! Can’t wait to try this!
Taylor Kiser says
Tis the season for make ahead meals like this one! Between all the shopping and baking, it’s great to know a healthy and delicious meal like this casserole won’t take long to get on the table!
Absolutely delicious! This is my favorite comfort food!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
My family would absolutely love this! Definitely whipping it up for dinner soon!