I love this casserole recipe from Little Bits of Real Food & Real Talk. I altered the recipe a bit by making my own Dairy Free Caesar Dressing. It’s very easy to make and you can cut the calories down by 955 calories if you use chicken broth versus olive oil! I like to pre-cook a whole organic chicken in my crock-pot and use the broth from that for the Caesar Dressing. And then I shred the chicken for the casserole recipe.
- 2 packed cups of chopped kale, stems removed
- 1 spaghetti squash, cooked and strands removed
- 2 cups of cooked & shredded chicken
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Caesar Dressing (see recipe below)
- Optional- roasted Brussels sprouts
Caesar Dressing Ingredients:
- 4 Anchovy filet, whole
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup chicken broth or olive oil
Dairy Free Caesar Dressing Directions:
- Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth.
- Set aside for casserole.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix together the kale and Caesar Dressing and massage together until the kale wilts a bit.
- Add cooked spaghetti squash and chicken to the bowl and stir all together until well combined.
- Pour mixture into a pre-greased 9×13 baking dish.
- Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes.
- You can add in additional pre-cooked veggies as well. I added in roasted Brussels sprouts and loved it!
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