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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Vegetable casserole

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Kids usually do not favour vegetables, but if you try to do something fancy with it, they somehow relish it. :-) This is one such recipe my kids love. I've used the vegetables of their liking. You could substitute it with any of your choice.

Ingredients
Mixed vegetables-500gms
(Cauliflower, mushroom, carrot, green peas & corn kernels)
Garlic-5 cloves
Mixed herbs-1tsp
Olive oil-1tbsp
Flour-2tbsp
Butter-2tbsp
Milk-1cup
Pepper corns -1tsp
Cream cheese-4tbsp
Shredded cheddar cheese-1cup
Salt to taste

Buttered Bread Crumbs:
Fine ground bread crumbs-1cup
Butter-2tbsp



Method
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.
Heat oil in a pan, add the crushed garlic and saute for 5 mins. Add cauliflower, a little salt and cook . Slowly add one after the other vegetables, see to that they are not overcooked(they have to be crunchy) . Add the herbs, crushed pepper and salt if needed, mix well. Place in a baking dish.

In a medium saucepan, over low heat, combine 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons butter until it makes a smooth paste. Stirring constantly, slowly add 1 cup milk and bring to boil to make a medium thick white sauce. Flavour with salt and pepper powder. Remove the white sauce from the stove and stir in the cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese is melted and smooth without lumps.



Pour this mixture over the vegetables and stir together. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the vegetables.

In the microwave or in a small saucepan, melt 2 tbsp of butter and stir in the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the buttered bread crumbs over the top of the vegetable casserole.
Bake at 220 degrees until hot and bubbly, about 30-40 minutes.



Note: For best results serve it hot.

Layered Vegetable Casserole on Foodista

11 comments:

kothiyavunu said...

Thats a lovely casserole,Looks so healthy and delicious!will try it soon ..tnx for sharing da :)

Vrinda said...

WOW droolworthy pic..looks perfect..nice crispy crumbs,nice clicks...

prasu said...

wow.........lovely casserole dear...looks yummy, love the click too....

Sarah Naveen said...

Such a yummy casserole..Looks really inviting..
Delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

Never tried this,but sounds really good & yummy and really a nice way to eat all the vegetables

Tina said...

Kothiyavunnu..Nice clicks....

Rohini said...

Slurpppp! Cant help but staring at the yummy casserole... So delicious it looks!! :)

Ally said...

will definitely try this! and let you know how this turns out!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yummy latha! Looks Awesome!I love casseroles!

Alisa@Foodista said...
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Armenian said...

I think this will be great, I love vegetables.

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