Chicken & Zucchini Stuffing Mix Casserole is a budget-friendly dinner with delicious flavors. Easy to prepare, this comforting dish is family-friendly.
Chicken & Zucchini Stuffing Mix Casserole
You know we love a good casserole around here, right? My very first post on Who Needs A Cape? was my Stuffed Pepper Explosion Casserole and it continues to be not only a family favorite but a true reader favorite too.
Today I’m bringing to you a new creation from my kitchen, Chicken & Zucchini Stuffing Mix Casserole. This is one delicious and oh so simple recipe that fed the family and kept me on budget.
Now some may quibble with the fact that casseroles “need pasta or rice” to be a casserole. I don’t buy that reasoning. A casserole to me is a baked combination of goodies consisting of a variety of ingredients. Simple as that!
Chicken & Zucchini Stuffing Mix Casserole consists of just a few ingredients. I used ground chicken, now if you aren’t a fan don’t let that stop you from trying this recipe. Simply use rotisserie chicken or leftover shredded chicken breasts, it’s fine.
The other ingredients in this recipe you probably have in your pantry or refrigerator. Stuffing mix is a great pantry item to keep on hand. It’s inexpensive and can quickly be added as a crunchy topping on casserole-style dishes.
What ingredients are in Chicken & Zucchini Stuffing Mix Casserole?
- Ground chicken
- Stuffing Mix
- Cream of Celery Soup
- Sour Cream
Some tips for making Chicken & Zucchini Stuffing Mix Casserole:
- Try this recipe with leftover chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken.
- Add in additional seasonings if desired.
- The stuffing mix adds enough salt for our preference.
- Add in shredded carrots to get in more veggies.
- Use cream of whatever soup, I used Cream of Celery.
- I added a small amount of shredded parmesan cheese on top.
So, you may be wondering…where’s the cheese? I will admit, 99% of the casseroles I make are cheese-laden, this one isn’t.
Now that’s not to say you can’t add cheese, in fact, I think it would be amazing with some sharp white cheddar perhaps. I did add a tiny sprinkling of shredded parmesan cheese on top.
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 6 oz package Herb Stuffing Mix
- 3 cups zucchini, diced
- 10 oz can Cream of Celery soup
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook ground chicken and diced onion over med-high heat until thorougly cooked through. Drain if necessary.
In mixing bowl stir together melted butter and dry stuffing mix until combined. Reserve 1/2 cup of stuffing mixture for topping.
Add to mixing bowl with stuffing mix: zucchini, cream of celery soup and sour cream.
Stir to combine all ingredients.
Spread mixture into prepared pan. Top with reserved stuffing mix.
Bake in oven approximately 25 minutes.
I seasoned cooked chicken with pepper prior to adding to mixing bowl.
Other great zucchini recipes to try:
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini | Real Housemoms
Easy Stir Fry Zucchini | New South Charm
Bacon, Cheddar Zucchini Bread | Lovefoodies
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