Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole

BAcon Buffalo Chicken Casserole

This Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole is one of those family friendly dishes that takes no special ingredients for Trim Healthy Mama’s. It’s a great warm you up comfort food casserole that everyone loves.

This version is a bit lighter than some of the other ones that are out there, using healthy ingredients and packed full of veggies, it’s an easy peasy everyday dinner.

I normally don’t make this ahead because dairy doesn’t freeze well and this one is going to be a drive thru Sue favorite.

Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole (THM S, Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly)

A “No Special Ingredients” THM Recipe

Our budget loves when I incorporate “no special ingredient” recipes into the rotation. This bacon buffalo chicken casserole helps stretch our grocery budget and makes enough for some left overs along with a healthy hearty dinner. 

My husband enjoys taking leftovers with him for lunch while he’s at work, and I can warm it up for classic buffalo chicken flavors and a wonderfully filling lunch while I’m working at home.

Buffalo Chicken Recipes Are a Family Favorite

Most families have a “favorite” buffalo chicken recipe. With the price of wings going up so significantly over the last few years it just makes sense to use chicken that can be stretched to fit the budget in a more friendly way. We can normally get Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts for a reasonable price per pound.

I then prepare them in my Instant Pot, we also make Homemade Yogurt in My Instant Pot. You may be interested in my Meal Prep Monday- Instant Pot post to check out all the ways that hand appliance helps out in my kitchen. and makes my inner Drive Thru Sue sing!! 

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Why My Inner Drive Thru Sue Loves this Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Made with precooked chicken (think rotisserie, precooked chicken strips), frozen cauliflower florets, diced carrots, onions and celery (yes, they make all of these frozen as well), minced garlic from a jar… see where we are going here — Frank’s Hot Sauce or your favorite wing sauce (That’s on plan). Quick easy and budget friendly lunch/dinner.

The Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole Recipe:

Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole
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A classic casserole made Light and Healthy for those following Trim Healthy Mama or just wanting to cut out some of those serious calories.
Recipe type: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1 pound cauliflower, frozen
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast half (shredded)
  • 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups celery (chopped)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (chopped)
  • ¼ cup Hot sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot)
  • ½ cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (or 3 wedges light laughing cow)
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1½ tablespoons Parmesan cheese (the green can kind is fine.)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  1. In a skillet sprayed with cooking spray add celery, carrot and onion over medium high heat. Cook until slightly softened. Add chicken ,mustard, garlic and 3 TBS of the hot sauce. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or small sauce pan combine yogurt, laughing cow wedges and 1 TBS of hot sauce. Either microwave for 30 seconds to melt and combine or melt together in the small sauce pan.
  3. Spray an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray. Layer ½ the cauliflower in bottom of the pan... top with chicken mixture ... and another layer of cauliflower. Add the yogurt mixture to the pan in an even layer and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1½ cups Calories: 248 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 11g Sodium: 460mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 24g Cholesterol: 73mg


  1. Astrid Frazier

    Sounds yummy! What’s your instructions for making it in the IP? I got the impression from your text that it could be made in that

    1. Judy (Post author)

      I did make the chicken in the ip and the veggies and then assembled everything to put into the oven.

  2. Nadia

    If I leave out the carrots will that bring down the carbs significantly?

    1. Judy (Post author)

      it should yes

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