Meal in a Jar: Creamy Chicken Veggie Casserole

This one is adapted from Chef Tess’s version of this meal.  My family doesn’t like mushrooms, and I substituted the chicken TVP chunks in place of the freeze-dried chicken.  One of the things that I love about these meals is how customizable they are!  Feel […]

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Meal in a Jar: Creamy Chicken Veggie Casserole

This one is adapted from Chef Tess’s version of this meal.  My family doesn’t like mushrooms, and I substituted the chicken TVP chunks in place of the freeze-dried chicken.  One of the things that I love about these meals is how customizable they are!  Feel free to sub out different vegetables or mix up the ratios – I think this would be great with extra freeze-dried carrots in place of the peas, or go with extra corn.

Creamy Chicken Veggie Casserole

A simple but flavorful chicken casserole dish that is sure to please!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried vegetable mix
  • 1 cup freeze-dried chicken chunks or chicken TVP
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried peas
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup cheese powder
  • 1/3 cup non-fat dry powdered milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream powder
  • 1/4 cup butter powder

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into a quart-size wide-mouth mason jar and shake to settle contents.
  • Place new canning lid on top of jar. Using wide-mouth attachment for a FoodSaver, vacuum seal lid onto jar following instructions from your FoodSaver manual. (You can also insert an oxygen absorber before putting on lid if you'd like.)
  • Remove vacuum attachment and put ring on. Tighten by hand, but don't over tighten.
  • Label and date. Store in cool, dry location.

To cook:

  • Gently pry lid off of jar and discard. Remove oxygen packet (if used). Empty contents of jar into casserole dish. Add 4 cups hot water and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Cover and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.


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