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Fresh Vegetable Casserole Recipe

Fresh Vegetable Casserole Recipe

I made this recently for a potluck supper at our church. I started with an old recipe a friend had given me and added a few things here and there.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sherry or dry white wine, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 12 saltines, crushed
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Steam broccoli and carrots until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, pepper sauce, pepper and sherry if desired. Add the broccoli, carrots, remaining vegetables, parsley and basil; stir gently to combined.
  • 3. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add crushed saltines; stir until browned. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese; sprinkle over vegetables.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 347 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 422 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.