Hearty Winter Casserole
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Classic Rewind: Hearty Winter Casserole

We are smack-dab in the middle of winter and if you ask me, it is a bit colder than my liking. So let’s warm up together as we revisit last year’s most popular winter recipe! Grab it below and make sure to enter this month’s giveaway at the bottom of the post!

With the dawn of the new year comes the inevitable resolutions. For me, this just means tweaking beloved recipes to be more conscientious. I’m swapping sugar for stevia, bacon for turkey jerky, and soda for flavored water. I’ve revamped my hearty casserole recipe for a more wholesome version. So who wants to try my Hearty Winter Casserole?

Hearty Winter Casserole

I know what you’re thinking… 1 hour to make this meal?! Hear me out! This hour will yield about 3 days-worth of dinners for the whole family. Meal prepping, baby! But just in case you’re a bit intimidated, let’s walk through the super easy steps together. First you’ll want to defrost the frozen chicken. 

Hearty Winter Casserole

While the chicken is defrosting, bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot and mix in the penne pasta. Bring the water back to a boil and cook the pasta for 10 minutes and then drain. Set both the chicken and pasta aside to slightly cool while the other ingredients are prepared.

At this point, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then prepare the pretzel crumble by mixing the pretzels, 1 Tbsp. of cilantro, and the melted butter in a small bowl. Set aside. Now to the fun part! In a large mixing bowl, combine the mushroom cream soup, asiago, and garlic. Then mix in the tomatoes, 1 Tbsp. cilantro, and zucchini.

Hearty Winter Casserole
Hearty Winter Casserole

Lastly, mix in the cooled pasta and chicken. Spread the ingredients evenly in a casserole dish.

Hearty Winter Casserole

Top with the pretzel crumble and place in the oven.

Hearty Winter Casserole

Bake approximately 40 minutes. Serve warm!

Hearty Winter Casserole
Hearty Winter Casserole

Now that you have a delicious recipe to start the year off right, let’s get you a gift card! Please read all contest rules below and enter for your chance to win!

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  1. jane Jakins says:

    thanks for chance to win

  2. Donna Clifford says:

    looks good. Something new to try with Salmon!

  3. Andrea Engelhardt says:

    thanks for the healthy food postings. Wish me luck as a winner!

  4. Christina moore says:

    This would be great, thank you for the chance to win

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