Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken & Riced Cauliflower Casserole Made with Green Giant Riced Veggies
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.
CLICK TO SEE ALL THE VARIETIES!
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
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 7*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 5*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 5*
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.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
Hungry for More Recipes?
⭑ Cheesy Faux-sotto Stuffed Peppers
⭑ Veggie Spirals Alfredo
⭑ Pizza-fied Veggie Tots
… and so much more
GET THE RECIPES!
Chew on this:
March is National Frozen Food Month. You know what to do… Stock up on Green Giant goodies!
Share this 6-ingredient dinner with 6 dinner-lovers in your life… Click “Send to a Friend” now!
Send it in! She answers new Qs each week (but cannot respond to emails personally).
We may have received free samples of food, which in no way influences whether these products are reviewed favorably, unfavorably, mentioned with indifference, or mentioned at all. Click for more about our editorial and advertising policies.
SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) when calculating the value of a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients using the Recipe Builder, not the calculator. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)
*The SmartPoints® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.
Hungry Girl provides general information about food and lifestyle. This information and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Click here for more information.