Collection: Freeze Dried Recipes




Indulge in the delightful flavors of our baked chicken and zucchini casserole – a creamy and hearty dish that's also wonderfully low-carb! With its irresistible taste and simplicity, this recipe is a guaranteed hit that the entire family will adore. Enjoy the ease of preparing this crowd-pleaser that's as wholesome as it is delicious.


3 tablespoons butter, divided

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

1 cup no-salt-added chicken broth

1 cup whole milk

3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese

1 ¼ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

¾ teaspoon ground pepper

½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a medium bowl. Add zucchini and bell pepper to the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 4 minutes. Transfer the zucchini mixture to the bowl with the chicken.
  2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the pan. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, until the flour starts to brown, about 1 minute. Add broth and milk; bring to a boil, whisking often. Remove from heat and add cream cheese and 3/4 cup mozzarella; stir until melted. Stir in pepper and salt. Drain liquid from the chicken and vegetable mixture; stir the chicken and vegetables into the cheese sauce. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. Place the dish on a foil-lined baking sheet; sprinkle the casserole with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  3. Bake until the top is browned and the edges are bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Spread casserole evenly on trays lined with silicone mats. Or use a small cookie scoop to make  dollops. Make note of the weight of the trays with food.
  2. Process according to freeze-dryer instructions.
  3. When finished freeze-drying, note the weight of the trays. The difference in weight of the trays before and after freeze-drying is the recommended amount of water needed to reconstitute.


Add recommended amount of hot water to casserole. Stir and let sit a few minutes until fully reconstituted. More, or less, than the recommended amount of water can be added to get the desired consistency.


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