Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken & Riced Cauliflower Casserole Made with Green Giant Riced Veggies

Mar 10 2021
Our freezer is always full of Green Giant Veggie Swap-Ins®! From veggie spins on comfort food (hello, Veggie Tots®) to incredible swaps for pasta (we love you, Cauliflower Gnocchi), the geniuses at Green Giant are constantly coming up with new, delicious ways to eat more veggies. Today, we’re celebrating a classic Green Giant lineup that deserves your undivided attention (and freezer space). Keep reading for a brand-new dinner recipe, coupons, and more…

Green Giant® Riced Veggies 3/4 - 1 cup frozen: 20 - 60 calories, 0 - 1g total fat (0g sat. fat), 0 - 360mg sodium, 4 - 12g carbs, 1 - 3g fiber, 1 - 7g sugars, 1 - 3g protein — SmartPoints® value 0 - 2*

Up to 85% Fewer Calories Than Regular Rice! Green Giant Riced Veggies have just 20 - 60 calories and 4 - 12g carbs per serving. How amazing is that?! Save calories and add a veggie boost to any meal by swapping in Riced Veggies. The texture is great, and the veggies taste so fresh!

So Many Tasty Varieties: There are recipe-ready varieties with zero sauces or seasonings… Just 100% veggies! Use them anywhere you’d use regular rice: stir-frys, power bowls, soups, and more. And if you’re looking for a seasoned-up veggie side, grab one of the flavored varieties, like Broccoli & Cauliflower with Cheese (an HG favorite), or one of the Riced Veggies Simply Steam™ sides. (We love the Riced Cauliflower Casserole!)

Zero Prep… Green Giant Riced Veggies are ready to add to any recipe. No peeling, chopping, or blending required. They cook up in minutes in the microwave or on the stove. Use what you need, and pop the rest back in the freezer.


Hungry Girl's Healthy Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken & Riced Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

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1/6th of recipe: 287 calories, 12g total fat (6g sat. fat), 722mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 28.5g protein

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes


Two 10-oz. bags Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower

3/4 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese

1 cup salsa verde

1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

12 oz. cooked and chopped chicken breast

1 cup canned black beans (like the kind by Ortega®), drained and rinsed

Optional topping: chopped scallions



1 tsp. ground cumin (like the kind by Spice Islands®)

1/2 tsp. chili powder (like the kind by Spice Islands)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray.

Microwave both bags of Riced Veggies together for 6 minutes, or until thawed. Drain in a strainer.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir cream cheese until smooth. Add salsa verde and 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Stir until uniform. Add Riced Veggies, chicken, black beans, and seasonings. Mix well.

Transfer mixture to the baking pan, and smooth out the top. Cover pan with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove foil, and top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Bake until cheese has melted and filling is hot and bubbly, about 10 minutes.


Hungry for More Recipes?

Check out our Green Giant recipe hub, with over a DOZEN more Hungry Girl recipes featuring Green Giant Veggie Swap-Ins! Recipes like…

⭑ Cheesy Faux-sotto Stuffed Peppers
⭑ Veggie Spirals Alfredo
⭑ Pizza-fied Veggie Tots
… and so much more


Hungry for Savings?

Green Giant is once again hooking us up with not one, not two, but SEVEN money-saving coupons for their amazing freezer staples. Click here for the coupons, and then check out the store locator to find your favorites near you!

Chew on this:

March is National Frozen Food Month. You know what to do… Stock up on Green Giant goodies!

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