Last week I came up with a brilliant idea...well, brilliant to me. I have one of those old Pyrex casseroles that are divided. I always wondered why anyone would want a divided casserole. I use mine plenty as a serving dish but never as a casserole dish....Until I came up with my brilliant, to me, idea.
I hardly ever make carb loaded casseroles because I try to eat a low carb diet. I love casseroles and love to make them, they are very easy to throw together and bake. I decided to make one for David for dinner and make one for me without the rice. To save time I put each mini casserole in each side of the divided Pyrex and it worked out perfect.
David's side was a yummy cheesie rice, chicken and broccoli casserole with a side of brussel sprouts. Mine was a chicken, broccoli, and cheese dish.
|photo taken after a few spoonfuls were taken out|
.25 c ragu double cheddar: 3 carbs
.5 c broccoli: @3 carbs (I looked this up and got different counts at each website)
2 medium chicken breasts: 0 carbs
Not a bad low carb dish if you budget your carbs to include this.
It was also VERY economical. We broke it down to about 2.50 a serving. The chicken breasts came from Sam's in a huge bag, so we figured out how much 4 would be, which was the most expensive part of the dish. The Ragu Double Cheddar sauce is very inexpensive at about 1.25 a bottle, I used .75 cup (David's portion had a bit more since his included rice). The veggies were from a recent "stock up" when Kroger had a sale, 88 cents a bag. I used half a bag. Of course we all know rice is cheap. I
A very yummy and hearty meal.