I love casseroles like this! They’re easy, tasty, and done quickly 🙂 I really loved the addition of Kale and Zucchini and Squash, I normally don’t use those in casseroles and I’m glad I did! Excuse the pictures, anything taken after 8 pm looks just not as good 😦
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25-30 Min
Serves: 2-4 depending on how hungry you are 🙂
- 1lb Ground bison
- 8 oz Whole wheat rotini, cooked
- 1/2 C. Zucchini, sliced into strips
- 1/2 C. Squash, sliced into strips
- 1/4 C. Shallots, diced
- 1 Garlic clove, minced
- 1 C. Mushrooms, sliced
- 2-3 C. Kale, chopped into medium pieces
- 1/2 C. Non fat Greek yogurt (like Fage).
- 1 C. Monterrey Jack, shedded
- 1/4 C. Parm Reg or Parmesan of your choice. *The good stuff, not Digornio, I don’t think that stuff is even real cheese haha.
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- More of these three to taste, if needed.
- 1 TBS Olive oil
- Cook noodles until al dente.
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- In large skillet heat 1 TBS olive oil. on medium high, leaning on the higher end. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 3 min.
- Add bison and cook for 5 min then add veggies and cook for 304 min until meat is done.
- Turn heat to low and add in yogurt and monterrey jack and mix well then add salt and pepper.
- Add cooked pasta to mixture and mix well. Transfer to your casserole and top with parm cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 min until cheese is melted on top and nice and hot.
Enjoy and cheers!
I love the addition of veggies to casseroles, they take off the guilt of too much cheese 🙂 looks super delish!
Thanks 🙂 I’m addicted to cheese I think!
Only you would come up with a casserole like this! And I mean that in a good way, kale, bison… sounds great.
Oh why thank you! 🙂 it was a tasty combo!
That sounds excellent 😉
It hit the spot! 🙂
Wow! This sounds fantastic!
The kale was my fav part!
I was lucky enough to be in attendance for this dish last night and I can confirm that it was absolutely delicious! The kale and zucchini were a great addition that I wouldn’t typically expect in a casserole and the bison added great flavor as well.
Thanks handog! I’m glad you came over and cheers to an awesome yoga workshop today! 🙂
You are so creative and versatile! I’m not sure how I feel about Bison, but that is just my inexperience! The rest of the casserole sounds utterly fantastic, so maybe I can adapt? 🙂 I so admire my many “foodie” friends who embrace food for the creativity that is offered. I sometimes have difficulty expanding, but I read and enjoy so many recipes and begin to think I need to break out a bit 🙂 Debra
Thanks Debra, I know how you feel with bison, most people are the same way. You can always replace it with pork or beef if desired. I prefer bison because they are less saturated fat, more omegas, and usually raised more humanely than beef and pork. I try to always get meat from a local reputable source. I try to try one new thing a week (whether I want to or not) 🙂 Good luck with “breaking out” it will be fun!
this sounds like my kind of meal 🙂
Thanks Tandy, I love bakes too! 🙂
What a tasty meal! Looks scrumptious.
Thanks Mandy! It was very good and the kale was just fantastic! 🙂
I love using bison, elk, etc. meat to mix a dish up. Great combination of ingredients Jen.
Thank you! I agree I love to mix it up too, beef, chicken, and pork can get old …. 🙂
this looks DELICIOUS! I need to start using kale, and this is how I will start!
Thanks Rachel! As you can see I can’t get enough these days 🙂 Did you move???