Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole (lighter version)

I didn’t think my friend should have all the fun with the chicken bacon ranch casserole, but I figured I could lighten it up:

  • “Rice” one head of cauliflower. Dry fry. lighter
  • Slice 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms. Dry fry.
  • Chop one small white onion and one bulb of garlic.
  • Chop and fry 6 slices of bacon. Drain.
  • Cut up 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast into bite size pieces. Sprinkle with 1/4 packet of dry ranch. Saute in remaining bacon grease.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with….
    • 6 ounces nonfat plain Greek yogurt
    • 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
    • 3/4 packet dry ranch
  • Stir in 8 ounces of shredded Swiss cheese, reserving a handful to sprinkle on top, and bake at 375* for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

I could hardly wait for this to come out of the oven! I’m happy I opted to test out the dry fry with the cauliflower because it prevented the casserole from being as runny as some of my previous cauliflower casseroles. I do wish I had added a green vegetable, but other than that this is a definite ‘make again!’


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