Jalapeno Popper Casserole

The combination of jalapenos, cream cheese, and bacon is out of this world! If you’re a fan of the jalapeno popper, you will love this Jalapeno Popper Casserole! We’ve taken all the fabulous flavors and textures of a jalapeno popper and reworked it into a casserole. We added cauliflower to keep it low-carb, chicken breasts for protein, and used low-fat cheeses and turkey bacon. If you want to keep it meat-free, however, just omit the chicken breasts and turkey bacon and double the cauliflower for a tasty vegetarian meal.

Serve with a side salad for a delicious dinner any day of the week that your whole family is sure go crazy for! It also reheats well, so you could make it and portion out for lunches for the week!

Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 376 | Total Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 849mg | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 29g | SmartPoints: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cauliflower cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 8 oz low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 lb turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup seeded and diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • For the Topping
  • 1/4 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 lb turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced into rounds

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place cauliflower on a large baking sheet. Drizzle cauliflower florets with oil and roast about 20 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to a colander and drain as much liquid as possible.

Combine the next 8 ingredients in a large bowl and use a hand mixer to mix until smooth.

Add in the cauliflower and chicken and mix with a spoon until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Taste the mixture for seasoning and transfer to a 2-qt casserole dish that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Top with the shredded cheddar, turkey bacon, and sliced jalapenos and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly.

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