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Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

 Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake
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 (kids and men!). It uses vegetables that are available year round, so it works for Easter as well as winter holiday meals.—
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

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

Directions

  • 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 for
  • 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, butter, salt, nutmeg and
  • pepper. Stir in the vegetables and 1 cup cheese. Gently stir in
  • bread.
  • Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with
  • remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or
  • until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand

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Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • for 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.
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.