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Vegetable, chicken and Cheddar casserole

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 45 mins
  • Cooking Time 40 mins
  • Yields 6 to 8 Servings

Ingredients

4 cups (1 L) cauliflower, coarsely chopped
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) potatoes, peeled and diced
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, divided
3 tbsp (45 mL) fresh chives, chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
1 1/2 lb (675 g) chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled and cut into coins
2 cups (500 mL) acorn or butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) wax beans, cut into 1˝ (2.5 cm) pieces
1 cup (250 mL) snow peas, trimmed and halved
2 cups (500 mL) béchamel sauce, homemade or store-bought
2 cups (500 mL) Canadian Aged Cheddar, grated and divided

Cheddar comes in many varieties: Mild, medium, old, and extra-old.

Learn more about medium cheddar cheese.

Preparation

In a saucepan, cook cauliflower and potatoes in salted boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender.

Drain cauliflower and potatoes and mash together. Blend in 1 tbsp (30 ml) butter, chives and paprika and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375oF (190oC).

Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a Dutch oven over high heat and brown chicken.

Add remaining vegetables and continue cooking another 5 minutes.

Add béchamel sauce and 1 cup (250 ml) Cheddar and stir until cheese melts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spread cauliflower and potato mixture on top, add remaining Cheddar and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve hot.

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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 385 Calories
Protein: 30 g
Carbohydrate: 24 g
Fat: 19 g
Fibre: 4.8 g
Sodium: 368 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 31 % / 342 mg
Vitamin C: 82 %
Selenium: 68 %
Vitamin B6: 56 %
Vitamin A: 50 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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