Pretty much a basic weeknight meal -- this is not gourmet, but it is warm and filling and easy to make it. If you are expecting something gourmet that will knock your socks off then please don't stop. However, this is quite tasty and filling while meatless! We will add leftover grilled chicken on top (or whatever leftover meat we have -- pork tenderloin, steak, pork chops etc). Also -- this forms a thin almost soup like sauce -- if you want it thicker then use half the soup, but we like ours thin so it really gets in the rice :) This is also really good served over baked potatoes! This is just "simple food" and it adjusts well to more or less spices depending on your personal tastes!
- 4 cups frozen carrots, broccoli and cauliflower blend, thawed
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup
- 1 1⁄2 cups cubed velveeta light processed cheese
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
- Spray crockpot with butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray.
- Add thawed vegetables and onion to crockpot, then add mushroom soup and cheese and spices and mix well.
- Cover; cook on low 4-6 hours.
- Mix well before serving. Serve over rice.
- OPTION: MAKE IN OVEN.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine all in a large baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes -- stir
- Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Even though DH thought it was just okay, I absolutely loved it and will give it 5 stars anyway. I will make it again even if I have to eat it by myself! I made it as directed only I didn't thaw the veggies beforehand, I just tossed everything together in the crock pot and left it for around 8 hours on low. All the veggies broke up into bitty pieces and everything meshed together into one delicious soupy mixture that I served over brown rice. Yum!
Love flexible recipes and this one is very flexible. Was great over whole wheat couscous (would also be very good over rice) as a side dish, but would also make a great vegetarian main dish. DH called dibs on any leftovers for his next day lunch. Made as written using the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot mix. And used the oven bake option. Thanks for the post.
For being so easy, this was just great! In addition to the frozen carrots/broccoli/cauliflower blend, I also added half a bag of frozen soy beans. Since I was adding additional veggies, I threw in half a can of water to spread the sauce a little further. Made plenty to serve three of us as a main meal with lots of leftovers. We served over steamed rice as suggested - true vegetarian comfort food!