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Veggie Cheese Squares

 Veggie Cheese Squares
I developed this recipe in my kitchen one busy afternoon when I looked in the fridge and there wasn't much there. With no time to shop, I used what I had. Now this nice and easy dish is a suppertime standby.—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, saute broccoli and red
  • pepper in oil. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Spoon into a
  • greased 9-in.-square baking dish. In a another large bowl, combine
  • eggs, milk, 3/4 cup cheese, thyme and salt.
  • Pour over the broccoli mixture. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until
  • cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4-6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 193 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 167 mg cholesterol, 279 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.