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Weight Watchers King Ranch Tex-Mex Casserole


Weight Watchers King Ranch Tex-Mex Casserole Dinner Recipe.

This healthy version of the popular King Ranch Casserole is the perfect comfort food using left-over chicken.

Some say it was named after the King Ranch in the state of Texas, and some say that is a myth. Whatever the true story is doesn’t matter, it’s a fabulous dinner!

With only 187 calories, 4 WW Freestyle Points and 7 Smart Points, you can’t go wrong!

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Weight Watchers King Ranch Tex-Mex Casserole on a plate

Tips and Tricks

Preparing the Vegetables

Chop the green bell pepper and onion into uniform pieces for even cooking. Sautéing them until they are tender helps bring out their flavors and reduces their moisture content, preventing the casserole from becoming too watery.

Combining Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the sautéed pepper and onion mixture with the cream of mushroom or chicken soup, Rotel tomatoes, and diced cooked chicken. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Layering the Casserole

To ensure even cooking and flavor distribution, alternate layers of torn corn tortillas and the soup mixture in the casserole dish. Start with a layer of tortillas on the bottom, then add a layer of the soup mixture. Repeat until all ingredients are used, ending with the soup mixture on top.

Adding Cheese

Sprinkle the shredded Mexican cheese evenly on top of the casserole. This will create a delicious, cheesy crust when baked.

Baking the Casserole

Preheat your oven to 325°F. Bake the casserole for about 40 minutes or until it is bubbling around the edges. This ensures that all the flavors meld together and the casserole is heated through.

Broiling for a Golden Top

After baking, increase the oven temperature to broil. Broil the casserole for 2 to 3 minutes or until the top is golden and the cheese is slightly crispy. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the casserole hot with a side of Spanish rice, refried beans, or a simple green salad. Garnish with fresh cilantro or a dollop of sour cream for added flavor.

Storing Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through.

Customizing the Recipe

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other ingredients such as black beans, corn, or diced jalapeños for extra flavor and texture. You can also use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or Monterey Jack, to suit your taste.


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Weight Watchers King Ranch Tex-Mex Casserole

Weight Watchers King Ranch Tex-Mex Casserole

Nesting Lane
Weight Watchers King Ranch Tex-Mex Casserole Recipe with chicken, tortillas, Mexican cheese, bell peppers, onion, and tomatoes. A low calorie dinner with 4 WW Freestyle Points and 7 Smart Points.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Saute pepper and onion in a skillet with cooking spray until cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine pepper-onion mixture with soup, tomato, and .chicken
  •  Alternate layers of tortillas and soup mix. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake casserole in the 325 degree preheated oven until bubbling, about 40 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Broil the casserole until top is golden, 2 to 3 minutes more

Notes

MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 7 Green Plan
4 WW Freestyle Points and 7 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 186.4kcalCarbohydrates: 16.4gProtein: 15.3gFat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43.4mgSodium: 452.6mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 2g
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Weight Watchers King Ranch Tex-Mex Casserole on a plate

3 Comments

  1. 1/19/22 WW points 4

  2. My Personal Points came to 5. Do you serve this with anything? Thinking it would be good over some cauliflower rice.

5 from 4 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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