Cheesy Veggie Bake! This is an incredibly easy and versatile recipe, suitable as a side dish or a main meal. Options to add extra cheese for the cheese lovers too! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Make ahead and freeze then simply heat through when you want to serve.

Cheesy Veggie Bake! This is an incredibly easy and versatile recipe, suitable as a side dish or a main meal. Options to add extra cheese for the cheese lovers too! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Make ahead and freeze then simply heat through when you want to serve. | Lovefoodies.com

Cheesy Veggie Bake! This is an incredibly easy and versatile recipe, suitable as a side dish or a main meal. Options to add extra cheese for the cheese lovers too!
Perfect for Thanksgiving.

Make ahead and freeze then simply heat through when you want to serve.

For this recipe, you can add any of your favorite vegetables, whether they be fresh or frozen, and simply put the dish together very quickly.

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We've also given you the option to add extra cheese inside the bake, so for the real cheese lovers, don't forget that part!

We've kept the recipe very basic and straight forward, but of course, you can add some spices or herbs to the vegetables if that is what you prefer. It all depends on if you're going to serve this alongside other dishes and what flavour combination you like so don't be afraid to add some extra goodies and use this recipe as the 'skeleton' recipe for your creation!

As far as freezing goes, this dish makes for perfect freezing. You can bake it first or just assemble the dish then freeze. For reheating, all you need to do is bring it back to room temperature and heat through as normal. Make up in small batches or in a family sized casserole. Do whatever suits you best!

Serve this as a main meal or indeed as a side dish, with a lovely jug of your favorite gravy and you have one delicious warming meal which will fill most appetites!

So a big thank you to Carina Duclos for sharing one of her popular family recipes, and be creative and inventive if you wish!

Prep time

20 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Serves

4 - 6

Ingredients You'll Need

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Celery, chopped
  • Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • Corn
  • Olive Oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Chicken or vegetable stock/broth
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese - grated
  • Cheddar Cheese - grated (optional)

Please note, quantities are flexible, you can increase, decrease or add other veggies if you prefer!

Instructions

1. In a large pan, with a little olive oil, under a medium heat, add the onions, celery, carrots and corn and cook down until softened.

2. In a cup, mix together the cornstarch with water to dissolve, then add the chicken or vegetable stock, stir, then add the milk. Combine and season to taste. Then add it to the vegetable mixture. Set aside.

3. In an oven proof dish large enough to hold your vegetables and mash, first add the sautéed vegetables and spread so it is an even layer. If using the grated cheddar cheese, spread this over the top of the vegetables now.

4. Cover the vegetables with mashed potatoes, spread evenly then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

5. Place the casserole dish in a pan to catch any overspill then bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden.

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our post. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Cheesy Veggie Bake! This is an incredibly easy and versatile recipe, suitable as a side dish or a main meal. Options to add extra cheese for the cheese lovers too! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Make ahead and freeze then simply heat through when you want to serve. | Lovefoodies.com

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Cheesy Veggie Bake! This is an incredibly easy and versatile recipe, suitable as a side dish or a main meal. Options to add extra cheese for the cheese lovers too! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Make ahead and freeze then simply heat through when you want to serve. | Lovefoodies.com

Cheesy Veggie Bake

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Cheesy Veggie Bake! This is an incredibly easy and versatile recipe, suitable as a side dish or a main meal. Options to add extra cheese for the cheese lovers too! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Make ahead and freeze then simply heat through when you want to serve.

Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 Cups Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 Sticks Celery, chopped
  • 4 Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Cup Corn
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch plus 1 Tablespoon water, combined
  • 1 tbsp chicken or vegetable stock powder
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar Cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large pan, with a little olive oil, under a medium heat, add the onions, celery, carrots and corn and cook down until softened.
  2. In a cup, mix together the cornstarch with water to dissolve, then add the chicken or vegetable stock, stir, then add the milk. Combine and season to taste. Then add it to the vegetable mixture. Set aside.
  3. In an oven proof dish large enough to hold your vegetables and mash, first add the sauteed vegetables and spread so it is an even layer. If using the grated cheddar cheese, spread this over the top of the vegetables now.
  4. Cover the vegetables with mashed potatoes, spread evenly then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Place the casserole dish in a pan to catch any overspil then bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1094Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 3136mgCarbohydrates: 157gFiber: 15gSugar: 16gProtein: 23g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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