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. To keep the 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!