When you think about “comfort food,” what’s the first thought that comes to mind?
Mom’s famous macaroni and cheese? A classic peanut butter and jelly sammie? Buttermilk biscuits covered and smothered in gravy? Or perhaps you prefer maple syrup drizzled over a stack of fluffy golden pancakes. Does the sweet stuff tickle your fancy? Maybe a warm slice of grandma’s homemade apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is more up your alley.
Whatever it is that warms your soul, there’s one thing that almost all comfort foods have in common — carbs.
Comfort Foods Without the Carbs
You might be thinking, “Who cares?” Well, believe it or not, a whole lot of people do — especially those who are living a low-carb lifestyle. And seeing as the ketogenic diet is America’s favorite diet, and it’s estimated that somewhere around 45 million people hop on some kind of diet each and every year, we’d guess that carbs are a pretty big deal for many folks all around the nation.
So, with that said, you can see how carby comfort foods are typically off-limits for many health-conscious individuals. But don’t despair, keto friends. Uprising Food is here to the rescue!
Masterfully crafted by artisan bakers, Uprising Food delivers bread that tastes SO good, you won’t believe it’s only two net carbs per serving. And at nine grams of fiber and six grams of protein, you can feel good about indulging. Whether you’re looking to make low-carb stuffing to complement your turkey roast or craving a mile-high sandwich loaded with succulent meats and fresh veggies, you can count on our prebiotic fiber boosted superfood bread to recreate all your favorites — but without all the carbs.
While there are many rib-sticking, heart-warming recipes that you can make with Uprising Food, one of our all-time favorites is Creamy Low Carb Keto Casserole. Besides, what’s more comforting than a hearty casserole loaded with ooey-gooey cheese baked to perfection?
In this post, we’re diving into this unbelievably tasty keto-approved dish that the whole family will enjoy. So put on your “Kiss the Chef'' apron and pre-heat the oven — let’s get to it!
How to Make the Best Creamy Low Carb Keto Casserole of All Time
If you’ve been searching high and low for an out-of-this-world, easy-to-assemble, keto-approved casserole recipe, then give yourself a nice pat on the back because you found it!
Not only is this dish super easy to make, but it combines protein with healthy fats, prebiotic fiber, and nutritious veggies, so you know that you’re fueling your body right — all while keeping your tastebuds happy. And the best part? Unlike other low-carb recipes, our casserole has a nice crunch that’s undeniably drool-worthy. What’s not to love?
The Casserole Ingredients
To make this creamy low carb keto casserole, you’re going to need a few things:
- 2 cups shredded chicken - You can either cook up a few chicken breasts or, to save time, you can use a rotisserie chicken.
- 1 medium-sized broccoli - Wash a whole head of broccoli and cut it into bite-sized florets. Frozen broccoli will work, too — just make sure it’s had time to thaw and is completely defrosted before use.
- 6 ounces cream cheese - Softened.
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese - Or, if you prefer, you can use mozzarella cheese.
- ½ cup stock - Chicken.
- Uprising Food’s Superfood Freedom Chips - Crushed.
- Seasonings - Salt and pepper to taste.
Pro Tip: To make this dish extra creamy and ooey-gooey to the MAX, avoid pre-shredded cheese. Why? Because pre-shredded contains icky preservatives like cellulose, potato starch and natamycin, meant to keep the shreds of cheese from sticking together and clumping in the bag. Due to these additives, pre-shredded cheese won’t melt as well when cooking, which is why it’s super important to grate your own cheese.
The Casserole Instructions
Step 1: First things first, pre-heat your oven to 375°F.
Step 2: Spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place all of your shredded chicken into the dish and spread it out in an even layer.
Step 3: Grab a medium-sized bowl and add in the softened cream cheese and chicken stock. Whisk them together until you get all the lumps out.
Step 4: Spread the cream cheese mixture over the shredded chicken, making sure all of the chicken is completely covered in a blanket of sauce.
Step 5: Add in the broccoli florets in an even layer and push them gently into the creamy sauce.
Step 6: Then, top the broccoli with all of your shredded cheese in an even layer as well as the crushed Uprising Food’s Superfood Freedom Chips for that oh-so glorious crunch.
Step 7: Toss the casserole into the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is perfectly melted and the chips are nicely toasted.
Serve and enjoy!
Pro Tip: This is a basic low-carb keto casserole — if you’re feeling a little creative, go wild and add in more veggies like cauliflower, green beans, mushrooms, or peppers in addition to the broccoli. If you like spice, sprinkle on some cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper. You can also add a little mayo into the cream cheese for more creaminess and flavor.
A Final Word
And there you have it — a creamy low-carb keto casserole that’s not only delicious but super simple to make. Just don’t forget our tasty Superfood Freedom Chips to give this keto-approved dish a nice crunch!
Here at Uprising Food, we bake fiber-packed supplements disguised as savory staples. Made with superfoods and without any icky ingredients, with our nutritious food, you can go ahead and indulge — stress-free.