Lazy Oven Cooked Frozen Vegetables

"Another easy way (according to Good Housekeeping Cookbook) to cook frozen vegetables is to bake them. When baking a casserole, meat loaf, etc., just bake a regular sized box of frozen vegetables (for 3-4 servings), in a covered casserole along with your meat, placing it in oven so it will be done at the same time as main dish. I am not saying this is the best way to fix vegetables, but that this is an easy way to free you up for something else. I know life can be very busy. If baking at 325 degrees increase cooking time about 10 minutes. If baking at 375 degrees decrease time about 10 minutes. I put frozen broccoli spears into ingredients but any frozen vegetable will work."
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Ready In:
1hr 3mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) frozen broccoli spears
  • 1 -2 tablespoon butter
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put frozen vegetable, butter, and salt into casserole.
  • Cover.
  • Baking time depends upon the vegetable.
  • Broccoli spears and brussels sprouts should bake between 40 and 45 minutes.
  • Broccoli chopped, whole kernel corn, spinach leaves or chopped, squash, and peas take 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Cauliflower takes 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Asparagus cuts and spears, any version of green beans, baby lima beans, mixed peas with carrots, and succotash take between 55 and 60 minutes.
  • Mixed vegetables and wax beans cut take 60 minutes.

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  1. This actually works. (Yes, I was surprised)<br/><br/>I was making an extremely small meatloaf, and couldn't bear to waste all that nice convection oven heat, so I threw a small bag of butter-sauced frozen vegetables (minus the butter sauce pellets) into a small baking dish, baked for 10 minutes covered, then baked for 30 uncovered, then added back in the pellets and covered again for 10 minutes.<br/><br/>These aren't stunning roasted vegetables, but who expects them to be? But they are way nicer than microwaved.<br/><br/>Thank you so much for posting!
  2. Great way to cook veggies. I used a mixture of frozen broccoli and cauliflower. I put everything in a pan, covered and cooked on the grill. I cooked them at 375 for about 30 minutes. Yummy side dish.
  3. perfect for a quick side dish when you are already using the oven



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