Easy Cheesy-Veggie Bake

This easy veggie bake is a delicious vegetarian meal you can modify as you please! The name is “veggie” bake so add any veggie and easily turns into a breakfast bake or a cheesy casserole.

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This dish came from my hubby who used to eat it as a child in West Virginia. I re-created this recipe as a way to use up the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots I had in the fridge. We do not like to be wasteful so we try to find the best ways to use up what’s in the fridge.

My hubby came across the broccoli and cauliflower getting brown and remembered this recipe.

I realized this dish is very versatile. This could be the main dish for dinner or breakfast. You could definitely modify the recipe into a breakfast bake, or a casserole by using a deeper baking dish. It works vegetarian or not!

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The secret to using veggies in dishes like these…boil them in seasoned water. I used bullion cubes along with salt and pepper. I personally season every layer of my food. Plain boiled veggies are not my thing. I am not a fan of bland foods.

The carrots should be sweet but these had lost their sweetness, I decided to roast them in butter and nutmeg to add flavor and to make them a little softer but still keep that bite.

The onions used in this dish were raw when I added them but for a softer bite, saute’ them in olive oil.

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Cheesy Veggie Bake
A simple veggie bake that can easily turn into a casserole just by the type of baking dish used. If you use a round dish it will be oozy, gooey, and cheesy. A deep rectangular baking dish will create a denser version of the recipe.
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Boil broccoli and cauliflower in seasoned water (I use broth) for 3-4 min; Drain and set aside.
  3. Put sliced carrots into a baking dish with 1 tbs of butter and 1 tsp of Nutmeg and roast till soft about 5 min
  4. In a bowl add the veggies, 2 tbsp of butter, 1 c cheese, salt and pepper, and mix; pour it into the baking dish.
  5. In a separate bowl whip 2 eggs until smooth adding onion, 1 c cheese, salt, and pepper; pour mixture over the veggies.
  6. Crush as many of the crackers as it takes to cover the top.
  7. Place in a 350* oven and bake for 45 min. or until the cheese is bubbly.
Recipe Notes

If you like a crispier or browner top place it uncovered under the broiler on HI for about 30 seconds.

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