Weight Watchers Zero Point Fish Casserole

Today I am joining with my fellow bloggers to share a family favorite recipe.  I have had the photos for this post ready to go since November but never got around to writing it up and I knew right away this was the recipe I was going to share... even if it technically might not be a FAMILY favorite since none of my boys will eat it!

But, we did have my mother and step father over one night and when I served this they both asked how it was made.  They loved it and since they're family-- I'm totally content with counting this as our newest family favorite.






I found a recipe for a similar Mediterranean fish casserole in an old Family Circle recipe that I used to enjoy making but I wanted to modify it partly to use what I had on hand and partly because I am always looking for ways to cut out points on my main meals so I can eat more sweet during the day; what can I say I have a major sweet tooth!

Thus my new fish casserole recipe was born and I honestly like it better than the original because we used all our favorites vegetables and not just the ones the recipe was telling me to use.  Feel free to do the same thing!  I can't wait to try this in the summer with zucchini and summer squash and fresh tomatoes-- maybe even with some salmon... the possibilities are endless and this was one of those recipes where I really didn't measure much of anything.

You can't go wrong I promise you!



Ingredients for the fish casserole:
Butternut squash
vegetable oil spray (I like to use my standard cooking oil in a Misto bottle)
White fish fillets (we used haddock)
broccoli florets
sliced mushrooms
lemon juice
salt and pepper

First I sprayed the pan with just enough oil to keep the squash from sticking and preheated the oven to 400.  I then put my diced and peeled squash in an even layer over the bottom of the pan and sprinkled with some salt and pepper.



I roasted the squash for 30 minutes and then tested to see if they were fork tender.  Once they were cooked through I gave them a quick stir and then added our fish fillets on top.  This meal was only made for two of us so I just used the three remaining pieces of fish I had on hand. 


I topped the fish with some fresh broccoli florets and mushrooms slices.  I lightly sprinkled the dish with 1 tsp or so of lemon juice and another pass of salt and pepper.  Then popped it back in the oven for another 20- 25 minutes or until the fish was nice and flaky.




Then we scooped up a nice heaping portion of fish and vegetables. It was so filling and just bursting with flavor.  The flaky fish and the slightly crunchy broccoli paired wonderfully for a variety of textures too.


What do you think?  Is this something you would try?  What variations would you make?

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Comments

  1. Mmmm... This recipe looks delicious and seems super simple! Thank you for sharing it. I am on WW also and need all the recipes I can get! pinning (and putting the ingredients on my grocery list, too) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you like it once you get around to making it.

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  2. I love the use of whole foods and its simplicity! A one dish meal is my favorite kind of food. Pinned and shared!

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  3. My hubby loves fish and broccoli and your dish looks like something he would love for me to make and try! Pinned!

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  4. My fiance is a fisherman and we love all the ingredients in this recipe. We will def give it a try . The simplicity of it all works for me too.

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    1. Oh I bet this would be amazing with fresh caught fish.

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  5. Oh my does this look and sound delish- I will definitely try it- thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words; I hope you like it.

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  6. This looks like a perfect midweek meal, I love anything that you make in one dish and that just pops in the oven. I think all my family would eat this too (what a bonus) I've never cooked broccoli in the oven like this, I always steam it. This could open up a whole load of possibilities - thank you!

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    1. Oh me too; quick simple meals that don't require a lot of clean up are wonderful for those busy week nights.

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  7. I would probably use salmon and no mushrooms but it looks good to me!

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    1. Salmon is my favorite! I definitely want to try it with salmon next time.

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  8. I like how you layer everything and not the traditional casserole style dish.

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    1. Thank you! I like to keep the pieces nice and big too so my pickier eaters can pick out what they don't want to eat.

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  9. We have all this fish in the freezer and other than Joe deep frying it, I don't have any good recipes. I am going to try this out; thanks!

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  10. I love a zero point recipe! Heck yes girl, let's save our points for dessert - ha! This looks easy and tasty. Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  11. This looks lovely and full of taste and vitamins. Perfect for the winter blues! #MMBC

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    1. You know I didn't even think of it; but I really am not having winter blues at all this year and I bet it is due to all those extra veggies and nutrients I've added into my diet by eating better.

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  12. This looks like an easy way to cook the fish with the veggies at the same time. I will have to try out this healthy fish recipe. Thanks for the visit to my blog and have a nice week.

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  13. I can't believe it's zero points. laurensparks.net

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    1. I love when I can figure out a tasty zero point meal!

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  14. Sounds yummy, just started WW so will give this a try. Pinned.

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  15. Still haven't tried it but got it saved! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8, this party will be open until January 26. I pinned your post again! My themed party 9 for All Things Crochet is open until January 25 if you have any appropriate posts. I would love to have you join me at my short story prompt party February 2 to 9 for fun and creativity. Just start typing and see what you come up with. Remember, no story is too short! The prompt is: The sun was shining brightly but then…

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  16. Congratulation! Your Weight Watchers Zero Point Fish is featured on Full Plate Thursday,468 this week! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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