Omigawd Broccoli! Vegetarian Casserole

Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

We've gotten so much broccoli from the CSA we belong to this year! I kept cutting it up and freezing it, but it has taken over the freezer and is starting to fill the fridge! Lucky for me, I whipped together this simple dinner - it's easy enough for a beginner, delicous and full of protein for the vegetarians in your life!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toss the rice, all the cut up veggies, flax, salt, pepper and cheese sauce mix and mix well. Add the shredded colby jack, reserving a 1/2 cup, and mix it in as well.
  2. Stir in the melted butter and vegetable stock and add the entire mixture to a baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Top with the remaining colby jack, cover with tinfoil and bake at 400 degrees F until broccoli is tender (30-40 minutes). When the boccoli is done, remove the tin foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is bubly and melted.
Most Helpful

As a vegetarian for the past 25 years, and the mother of two little vegetarians, I am constantly searching for foods that the whole family can enjoy, especially when my kids have friends over for sleep-overs and expect the staples of pizza or mac and cheese. I love this casserole because it is a really delicious way to get my kids and their friends protein and veggies without them feeling like they are missing out on celebratory "junk-food". The nutrition information is clearly labeled on this site, so while I wouldn't consider it diet food, I would consider it a delicious and fun way to get the family eating different and good for them food.

857484 June 09, 2008

I decided to make this for one of our vegetarian nights. This is nice and high in protein and potassium, both of which I am lacking in for heath reasons. I also really liked the addition of flax seeds - not something I would have thought of and it gave the dish a nice crunch - I will have to try adding them to future casserole dishes. That being said, the amount of saturated fat and sodium in this recipe is killer and I even omitted the tablespoon of salt the recipe called for, skipped the melted butter and cut down a bit on the cheese. We both thought that while the flavour was good it was not good enough to justify the fats in the dish so I doubt we will ever make this again. Thanks for posting.

cyaos April 05, 2008