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Recipe Collection: Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

admin January 24, 2013

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I love vegetables in all forms.  I love them in soups, salads, by themselves, steamed and covered in butter, sauteed with bacon….  That’s why I always am looking for new ways to prepare them.  For people who may not like vegetables quite as much as I do, this casserole may be a good answer.  Who doesn’t like vegetables when they are covered in cheese?  (Ironically, none of my family will eat this, except me.)

This is fairly simple to put together and it’s very yummy.  It could be prepared ahead of time and baked when you are ready, too.

Cheesy vegetable casserole

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. mixed vegetables (I used a frozen “California blend” of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots)
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour or 1 tbsp. arrowroot
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.   Add your onions and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.

butter and onion

Add the flour.  I often just use unbleached flour for dusting and thickening, any time the use is going to be small.  I have successfully used arrowroot many times, though.

flour

Stir this together, then add the milk.

milk

Cook and stir on medium heat for a few minutes, until the sauce is thickened.

Add your veggies to an 11×7 baking dish.

veggies

Top with sour cream.

sour cream

Pour in the white sauce along with a pinch of salt and pepper.   Add the shredded cheese, reserving a little for the top.

white sauce

Stir it all up and top with cheese.

ready to bake

Bake at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes, until bubbly and the veggies are soft.  So simple and yummy!

What’s your favorite way to serve veggies?

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5 Comments

  1. This really looks tasty.

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  2. Thank you for posting this recipe. I was looking for a different veggie recipe and this one was perfect. I didn’t have the medley bag so I used frozen broccoli, peas, fresh carrots and fresh zucchini. My family loved it.

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  4. Just what I’ve been looking for. Going to try it tonight. 🙂

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  5. Made this tonight for my husband .. Absolutely nothing like I thought it was going to be .. Followed the recipe just like it states and it tasted horrible .. Pretty disappointed!! 🙁

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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