Chicken Casserole Topped with Cauliflower

I found a bag of cooked shredded chicken in my freezer from a chicken soup I made recently. Since I love chicken pot pie & shepherds pie, why not combine the two but making it healthier by omitting the pastry shell from the potpie & the potatoes from the shepherds pie? Good idea? I think so!

I had a 2 lb bag of cauliflower florets from Costco, some frozen vegetables, chicken broth, the chicken, spices, a few other ingredients & 1 onion… I combined those ingredients to make this casserole. Mine was a bit watery, most likely from the cauliflower so I am going to have less water in the recipe then I used! I would also add some sage, but Murray does not like sage but it would add some really nice flavour. Even with those couple of changes I am suggesting, the casserole I made is very tasty!

Here is the recipe

Chicken Casserole Topped with Cauliflower


1 large cauliflower  *** I used a 2 pd bag of cauliflower florets from Costco

Oil to sauté the onion… approx. 1 tbsp

1 onion, chopped

2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

1/2 cup flour

3 cups chicken broth *** I used water & some bouillon

4 cups shredded cooked chicken

salt & pepper to taste

1 tsp sage or to taste *** I didn’t use this but I think 1 tsp of dried sage would be great in here

1 tsp garlic powder or to taste

! egg, beaten *** for the cauliflower

salt & pepper for the cauliflower

1 can French’s French Fried Onions *** I did not use the whole can


spray a casserole dish that will accommodate the casserole with non-stick spray…

  1. If you are using a whole cauliflower, cut it up into florets. Boil the cauliflower until soft
  2. When the cauliflower is cooked, drain the cauliflower using a colander & then put into a bowl & mash. Set aside if not ready to use it yet on the casserole
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the oil & saute the chopped onion until soft.
  4. Add the frozen mixed vegetables & stir around to defrost them
  5. Add the flour & mix well until all the vegetables are coated with the flour  *** don’t have the heat too high here as the flour can burn
  6. Whisk the broth slowly to avoid lumps.
  7. Add the cooked shredded chicken
  8. Season with sage, garlic powder, salt & pepper
  9. Cook for approx. 10 minutes to combine all the flavours
  10. Pour the chicken mixture into the sprayed casserole dish
  11. Mix the mashed cooked cauliflower with the beaten egg & season with salt & pepper to taste
  12. Top the chicken mixture with the cauliflower, spreading it all over the top
  13. Sprinkle with the French’s French Fried Onions
  14. Bake in a 375f for approx. 45 minutes until hot and bubbly. Watch that the onions do not burn




Adding the vegetables to the sautéed onion
Mix it up & cook for a bit to defrost the vegetables
Add the flour to the onion & vegetables
Mix well
Slowly add the chicken broth
Mix well
The chicken & spices have been added & mixed well
Put the chicken mixture into a casserole diah
Top with mashed & seasoned cauliflower
Sprinkle with French’s Fried Onions





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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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