Courtesy of Maria:
1 10-12 oz bag frozen spinach, thawed and drained
2 t. roasted garlic powder (this is worth the investment, the flavor is amazing!) or regular garlic powder
1/2 T. dried minced onion
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
4 oz. sour cream
4 oz. mayo
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 slices crisp cooked bacon, chopped or 1/4 cup bacon crumbles
2 oz. shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350 if baking immediately. Or you can prep ahead and keep in the refrigerator for a day or two.
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, and spices and mix thoroughly. I do this first in a big metal bowl.
In the big bowl combine the cream cheese mixture you just made with the chicken, spinach, parmesan cheese, and 1/2 the bacon and mix well. Dump into a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and bacon on top. Bake until hot about 35 minutes.
Be sure to visit my other casserole recipes while you are here. Bacon Ranch, Chicken Fajita, Barbecue Bacon, and Pizza Chicken. They are all low carb, Trim Healthy Mama S, and family friendly.
This gluten free, low carb, THM S, Bacon Chicken Caesar Casserole is great when you are pressed for time. It is easy, flavorful, and can be made ahead.
Modifications from Maria: I did the chicken in the crockpot (1 small can of chicken stock and 1 packet dry italian dressing) and shredded when done, then subbed greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and THEN used 8 slices of bacon instead of 4. Also, I sauteed fresh spinach instead of using frozen. Hope you like it!
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