Chicken and Peas Au Gratin Casserole Recipe -
Chicken and Peas Au Gratin Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Chicken and Peas Au Gratin Casserole

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and set aside.
  3. Toss the bread pieces, Cheddar cheese, and 1/4 cup melted butter together in a bowl; spread about half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer the peas and chicken atop the bread layer.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir the flour, milk, salt, and pepper into the melted butter. Cook and stir the sauce until smooth and thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour over the casserole. Top with the remaining bread mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the top begins to brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2009

I decided to try this recipe because I happened to have cooked chicken, 3 cups of leftover white sauce (same recipe, but flavored with 2 chicken bouillon cubes), and a day-old loaf of french bread on hand, all which needed to be used up. I was out of cheddar cheese, though, and used shredded parmesan instead. I ended up using about 6 cups of bread with about 5 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (I wanted more bread on top). It smelled wonderful baking, and tasted just as good. I think the toasty topping really added a lot--I would definitely recommend french bread. My husband and kids thought it was good, but the kids don't like peas, so I'm not going to hold that against the recipe. Very palatable!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2010

Fairly quick & easy, all common ingredients, could use a lil spicing up though. The flavours are simple and bland.


17 Ratings

Oct 01, 2009

We live in Vietnam, the ingredients we had on hand (the cheese is imported). Its a simple recipe and my family loved it! THANKS! it saved dinner!

Mar 02, 2010

Very good! I only had 2 c. milk so I used 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup mayonaisse to make up the called for 3 cups. I think this added just the right amount of "zing".

Nov 10, 2009

This was good. My boyfriend didn't like the texture. Too soggy. But overall it wasn't bad.

Nov 04, 2009

I really liked this recipe alot. My boyfriend did as well but he made a good suggestion. There is an awful lot of cream sauce and not much with it. So we thought if we made some egg noodles to add with it, it would be delicious. I will try that next time. But the dish was declicious as is!

Oct 26, 2009

Very quick, for me! I had frozen chicken I cooked last week ready, frozen green beans(not pea fans around here) and frozen rolls from last week. I had everything ready in the time it took to preheat the oven. This casserole was AMAZINGLY yummy, we all loved it!

Mar 18, 2013

I halved the recipe and baked in a 9x9" pan. I used rosemary bread and added chopped onions to the cream sauce. I think without the rosemary and the onions, it would have been very bland. DH really liked it but I wasn't a fan.


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  • Calories
  • 444 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 995 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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