Monday, August 12, 2013

Crowd Pleasing Veggie Casserole

Need an easy and filling vegetable side dish that will please even the anti-veggie crowd?

crowd pleasing veggie casserole

I remember the first time I made this veggie casserole, it was in 2011 at our rental home in Georgia. We went to Publix that day and were browsing through the rack of recipe cards when the casserole caught our attention. We were having a group of guys over and I needed an easy and filling (and somewhat healthy) side to fill the bellies of several grown men. This did the trick! I am now known for this casserole and my male friends always request it.

Crowd Pleasing Veggie Casserole
(From Publix recipe cards)
You can substitute whatever vegetables you want, also use light mayonnaise and reduced fat cheese for a healthier version.

5 cups of broccoli
1 1/2 cups of squash (or zucchini, or both)
1 onion
2 carrots
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
1.) Wash and chop all vegetables.
2.) In a large skillet, cook all vegetables in oil over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp tender. Add mayonnaise 1/2 cup of the cheese to vegetables. Pour vegetable mixture into a casserole dish.

3.) In a small bowl stir together breadcrumbs, paprika, salt, pepper, and remaining cheese; sprinkle over vegetable mixture.

See, even the men help you make it! ;)

4.) Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until light brown.

Source: Publix recipe cards

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