Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a light vegetable dish compared to the ones with sauces, I prefer the lighter taste. Recipe from First magazine.
- 1 (1 lb) packagebaby beans and carrots vegetable mix, thawed
- 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/4 inch thick strips (about 1 cup)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces gruyere or 4 ounces emmenthaler cheese or 4 ounces swiss cheese, cubed
- 1⁄2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Heat broiler to high.
- In large saucepot, bring 4 quarts, salted water to a boil.
- Add bean blend and red peppers, reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes. Drain.
- Transfer vegetables to 7 cup casserole dish.
- Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, combine butter, cheese, bread crumbs, garlic powder and thyme, pulse 30 seconds or until crumbly.
- Sprinkle bread crumb topping over vegetables and broil 5 minutes or until topping is brown and cheese is bubbly.
I used cauliflower, carrots, and cauliflower, and doubled the amount. Even so I thought there were too many breadcrumbs and used only about 1/3 of a cup of the mixture that I made. It was also plenty cheesy for me. Very tasty and we will be making again!
I'm so glad I chose to make this for our Thanksgiving dinner! I used a frozen blend of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and added the red bell pepper strips, as suggested in the recipe. I used gruyere, which was smoked and blended nicely with the Italian breadcrumbs. Because I was bringing this dish to my in-laws I had to prepare the veggies ahead of time - I undercooked and drained them well, placed them in my casserole dish and put it in the fridge. Then I prepared the topping in my Cuisinart and put it in a separate container. About a half hour before we planned to eat I put the veg's in m-i-l's oven to warm through and, once hot, I added the topping and put the dish under the broiler. It was so good that my b-i-l had seconds and both my s-i-l and m-i-l asked for the recipe. When I described it to my co-worker she wanted the recipe too. Oh, and it sure added a beautiful splash of colour to the table. ( : Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, Kitty!
I used frozen organic vegetables, emmenthaler, and leftover packaged Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix that my food processor turned into bread crumbs in step 6. Loved it, and so easy! Thanks!