Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole Recipe – 7 Smart Points

Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole

It’s in the 90’s this week, here in Orange County, CA, and yet, I’m making a creamy, comforting Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole. That’s weird, right? It’s too hot! But when I have a craving, not even a heat wave will stop me. And what I’ve been craving, is a rich, decadent, filling casserole that combines meat, veggies, and carbs all in one dish. Because sometimes, I just don’t feel like preparing side dishes. This week, I made a Weight Watchers casserole recipe that was absolutely heavenly. It has all the flavors and textures I wanted, and came out to just 7 Smart Points per serving. If broccoli isn’t your thing, zucchini, mushrooms, or carrots and peas would all work really well too. I’ve also made this with chicken thighs instead of breasts, which was even better. So if you can spare the extra Smart Point, try it with chicken thighs. And one word of advice – don’t skip the bacon/almond meal crumble on top…it’s what really makes this dish!

Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole
Print Recipe
Tender, juicy chicken and broccoli baked in a velvety cream sauce and topped with bacon bits and crisp almond meal. A simple casserole recipe that is sure to be a family favorite.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole
Print Recipe
Tender, juicy chicken and broccoli baked in a velvety cream sauce and topped with bacon bits and crisp almond meal. A simple casserole recipe that is sure to be a family favorite.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6 oz No Yolk Noodles (egg free egg noodles)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 12 oz fresh broccoli florets chopped
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 4 slices lean turkey bacon cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles in water until al dente (mildly undercooked). Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the broccoli and garlic. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, and sauté until broccoli is slightly tender, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to bowl with noodles.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 and mist a baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Stir in shallot, and cook until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Turn heat down to medium low, and whisk in flour. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Now turn heat up to medium and slowly whisk in the chicken broth until well combined. Then stir in the milk, and bring to a boil. Let simmer, whisking occasionally, until thickened - about 7-8 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in the cheese. Mix thoroughly, allowing the cheese to melt.
  5. Add chicken and sauce to the large bowl with the noodles and broccoli. Pour entire mixture into prepared casserole dish. In a small bowl, mix together the almond meal and bacon bits, then sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
  6. Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 7 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 311 calories; 10g fat; 2.5g saturated fat; 27g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 2g sugar; 31g protein

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Comments

  1. Love your recipes, but they are not print friendly. They used to be, but now there is always superimposed print over the ingredients. I so wish you could fix this, as I really like your recipes and am on Weight Watchers, so they fit right in to the program. Thanks!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I’m not seeing what size casserole dish to use. I’m guessing 9×13?

  3. Ken Plank says:

    When you use the print friendly button all it prints is the header, not the recipe?

  4. Hi! Thanks for this recipe, it looks delicious! I don’t see the cheese listed; what kind and how much? I also don’t see the bacon bits listed in the ingredients. Did you use pre-made bacon bits (like Oscar Meyer)? And how much? Thanks!

    • LaaLoosh says:

      Sorry for the confusion….there was some type of error and my post didn’t save correctly, but it’s all fixed now!

  5. Brandi Bod says:

    I’m confused about this recipe – the instructions include “add cheese” but there is no cheese listed in the ingredients. Also, when I click on “get ingredients” it directs me to get evaporated milk but the ingredients list fat free milk. Can you please clarify? Looks like a recipe my kids would enjoy but I want to make it right! Thank you!

  6. I wish we could print your recipes. All we get is your introduction and not the recipe. It’s so frustrating because I love ?? your recipes. I’m visual type of person, therefore I like hard copies. Please fix. Thank you. ?

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