Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chicken Lattice Casserole

This is like an upside-down pot pie, super fast and easy to make, while including all food groups at once so there's no need for side dishes! i used to think casserole were "grandma-ish" until i discovered how nice is it to eat something homemade, fast, and healthy without extra work.

Chicken Lattice

2 cans cream soup or chicken gravy (I often use one can chicken gravy and one can cream of celery)
1/2 onion, diced (buy onions when they're on sale and chop them all at once. Store 1/2 onion sections in plastic bags in the freezer--handy and precut whenever you need them, and no need to add any oil to saute!)
1 1 lb. bag assorted frozen vegetables (i.e. California style)
1/2 c. cheese
1 tsp pepper (sometimes I put in a little garlic salt as well)
1 lb. chicken, cooked, chunked
1 package crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 375. Cook vegetables according to package directions (microwave works great). Combine all ingredient except rolls in a large saucepan, heat on medium until warm. Pour into glass baking dish. Unroll package of crescent rolls, press seams together. Cut into 1" strips and weave on top of casserole. Bake for ~15 minutes or until rolls are done.
Serves 6-8, great for leftovers.

Sometimes i make a large amount and put it into two square dishes. I can either cook both and take a meal to someone else or keep the second for the next week--just add the rolls and bake!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

sounds yummy, and easy to make! I like the idea about storing the chopped onions in the freezer!