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EatingWell King Ranch Casserole

September/October 2013

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This healthy Tex-Mex King Ranch casserole recipe is typically made with cans of cream-of-something soup. We’ve lightened up this casserole recipe considerably by making a homemade cream sauce and loading it up with veggies at the same time. You’ll never guess that a serving of our version of King Ranch casserole has 300 fewer calories and two-thirds less fat than the original. This recipe makes enough for two 8-by-8-inch casseroles (four servings each)—have one for dinner tonight and freeze the other for a night when you don’t have time to make dinner.


12 Reviews for EatingWell King Ranch Casserole

08/14/2014
Anonymous

This is a delicious healthy version of this casserole!! I used a 9 x 13 pan for my recipe. I also modified by using about 1 lb of chicken and adding one can of black beans and also by adding a chopped fresh jalapeno pepper. 2 lbs of chicken seems like overkill. It does serve well as a leftover.

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05/03/2014
Pleasantly surprised...it was delicious

I tried this with low expectations for some reason, but was pleasantly surprised - the whole family loved it!

I am not sure why several reviews said it was a lot of work, but we all define that differently I guess. I thought it came together pretty quickly. I did have leftover chicken so that helped. I also made it in a large pan rather than 2 small ones and we ate the leftovers over the next couple days. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly.

Tastes great
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02/24/2014
Anonymous
sounds decent

I'm going to try this using the meat from one rotisserie chix bought at the deli instead of boiling chix breasts.

good ingredients
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02/10/2014
Anonymous
Lots of Work, but very good

This is like eating a taco dip from a party for dinner, but with less fat. It is very tasty. I don't know why people are calling it bland (it is not) but maybe they mean it is not spicy (indeed, it is not hot). I would considering leaving out the corn shells and just scooping it into some taco shells. I will likely make this again but definitely will pre-chop and shred things, as the prep time is WAY TOO LONG to tackle after work.

Tastes great, decent nutritionally
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01/22/2014
Anonymous
Tasty!

A bit more work than I'd like but really tasty. I put the whole thing in a 9x13 pan instead of cooking one 8x8 pan and freezing one. The leftovers are good too! I'd definitely make this again - my husband and I both really liked it.

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