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Low-Fat Hot Salad Bake Recipes - Chicken, Tuna, & Potato

Updated on March 8, 2011

These hot salad bake recipes are a low-fat option for those craving comfort food casseroles. Try them all and experiment with your own favorite ingredients!

Hot Chicken Salad


  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 cups steamed rice
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 10-oz can low-fat cream of chicken soup
  • 1 6-oz can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 cups baked potato chips, crushed


Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and spray 9 x 13 baking dish with zero-calorie nonstick cooking spray. Drain water chestnuts. In large bowl, mix together cubed chicken, cooked rice, celery, soup, water chestnuts, almonds, lemon juice, onion, and salt & pepper. In separate bowl, combine water and mayonnaise, then fold into chicken mixture. Spoon into baking dish and sprinkle with crushed potato chips. Bake 15 minutes or until bubbly.

Tuna Salad Bake


  • 1 10-oz can low-fat cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 6-oz can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 7-oz cans water-packed tuna
  • 2 cups baked potato chips, crushed


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray 9 x 13 inch baking dish with nonstick, zero-calorie cooking spray. Drain water chestnuts and tuna. In large bowl, mix thoroughly soup, celery, onion, water chestnuts, salt, and pepper. In separate bowl, stir together water, sour cream and mayonnaise, then mix into soup mixture. Gently fold in tuna. Spoon into baking dish, sprinkle with crushed potato chips. Bake 40-45 minutes.

Potato Salad Casserole


  • 8 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 8 oz turkey bacon, sliced
  • 12 oz reduced-fat American cheese
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, sliced
  • ½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon-style mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with nonstick zero-calorie cooking spray. Slice potatoes and add to large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Simmer 10-15 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, cook turkey bacon until browned in large skillet. Place on paper towels to drain. Stir together potatoes, cheese, onion, celery, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to baking dish. Pat turkey bacon with paper towels, crumble, and sprinkle over casserole. Bake 1 hour or until golden brown.


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    • nikki1 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great hub/love your ideaz : ).

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      11 years ago

      Hi Maddie! How do you do it? And where do you find time to write so prolifically? The words and ideas must just flow from your mind. You are amazing to us "wanna bees". Keep the ideas and tips coming. Your favorable notariety is well deserved. I just keep wondering about you! What sort of things do you do in your free time? Take care...


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      Lela Bryan 

      11 years ago from Alameda, CA

      You are a real inspiriation! I love how you combine recipes and baking supplies to go with the recipes.

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      11 years ago from Sydney

      Hey Maddie - these sound great. I would also recommend using Charizo sausage. It's super tasty and would go well with these ingredients.

    • MoralsEthics1960 profile image


      11 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for the response to this.I have been trying to find an old one from when I was in high school.These will be a great addition

    • Bogey047 profile image


      11 years ago

      Your making me hungry!!!

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      Jimmy the jock 

      11 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks Maddie, I am on a tuna kick at the moment lol, now I have a new recipe to try.....jimmy


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