Saturday, September 8, 2012


It was a cooler day today.  One of those days when you think of casseroles.  Casseroles, to me, are comfort food.  This was comfort food.  A rich, creamy casserole with chicken, roasted red pepper strips, nopalitos, zucchini noodles, and a rich, cheesy, creamy sauce.  Very quick and easy to put together and toss into the oven.

CHICKEN NOODLE CASSEROLE                    

20 ounces  canned chicken -- (2 10-oz. cans)
2  medium  zucchini -- sliced lenghtwise with vegetable peeler into noodles
15 ounces  Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Pepper Strips -- (1 jar drained)
1  cup  nopalitos -- chopped (found in Mexican section of store)
15 ounces  GIA RUSSA Alfredo Sauce
1  cup  fiesta blend shredded cheese -- (or other cheese of your choice)
1/4 cup  Parmesan cheese

Spray 2 qt. casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil.  Add chicken, zucchini noodles, red pepper strips, and nopalitos. Stir together. Stir in alfredo sauce.

Add shredded cheese and stir until well mixed.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour.  Let sit for 5 minutes and serve.

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6 Servings/Per Serving: 445 Calories; 32g Fat (64.3% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber


  1. I made this last night, thank you so much for the recipe. I had never had roasted red peppers or nopalitos and they were great. I will be making this often. I ended up making my own alfredo and it was not as much as posted but seemed to work fine. I am going to start using nopalitos in many other dishes. Again thank so much for a great dish.

    1. I'm glad you liked it Bobbi! I have been reading some on Nopalitos and learning that they can lower blood sugar sometimes. It does seem that they do that for me when I eat them often. That's how I was introduced to them. I really like them too, so that makes it easier! :) They are great in an omelet also.

  2. HI, I made this over the weekend, and it was fabulous !!! My husband said it was loaded with flavor. Thanks for another great recipe. I just received my Low Carbing among Friends cookbook set and love them. I made the Artisian Sesame Buns yesterday and they are sooooo good, will be making them often. Thanks again for all the good recipes, they are appreciated. Debbie

    1. It always blesses me when people enjoy my recipes! Thanks for sharing back with us! :) Jennifer's Artisan Buns look so yummy. I have to try some of the recipes of the other authors! I am too busy creating sometimes :p So glad you are enjoying the books! We all worked really hard on them. :)



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