Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake Recipe
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Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake Recipe

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A creamy sauce flavored with cheese makes vegetables so much more appealing to my crowd. This holiday side dish will please even the pickiest veggie-phobics. It uses vegetables that are available year round, so it works for Easter as well as winter holiday meals.—
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced fresh carrots
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 6 cups cubed egg bread

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 261 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place carrots and broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, butter, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Stir in vegetables and 1 cup cheese. Gently stir in bread.
  3. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 9 servings.
TO MAKE AHEAD: This recipe can be made a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed.
Originally published as Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 261 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"I took this to an Easter potluck today and it was well-received. It was a nice change from the standard plain veggie dish. I like the fact that the two main vegetables are not seasonal and that the ingredients are pretty standard. I microwaved the carrots/broccoli mixture to save time and I used skim instead of 2% milk. I think that you could reduce the amount of butter slightly and save calories without sacrificing taste. I wasn't able to find egg bread so I just used a dense Vienna-type bread. I would like to try using whole wheat bread next time to make it a little healthier. If I could find a Swiss cheese that was a reduced fat variety I might try that to lighten up the fat and calorie count a little. Taste was very good; the nutmeg added a different taste and didn't overpower the dish. While I used it as a side dish; it could be a very filling meatless main dish, paired with a green salad and some fresh fruit for dessert."

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