Thanksgiving is just days away, so crowd-pleasing recipes are on our minds. Today I have a casserole recipe to share with you that is great in its versatility: You can use this either as dish to serve on the big day itself, as a great way to repurpose leftover vegetables after Thanksgiving, or even prepare it with frozen veggies as a quick-and-easy meal option during the hectic days leading up to the holiday. Friends, may I introduce my take on Country Crock’s Thanksgiving Family Fave Veggie Casserole:
- 2 C chopped onion
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 C chopped Brussels sprouts
- 1 C chopped, cored sweet red mini peppers
- 2 C frozen corn
- 3 C frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix
- 1 C frozen green beans
- ½ C Country Crock spread, divided
- 1½ C shredded medium cheddar cheese
- ¾ panko bread crumbs
- Melt ¼ C Country Crock Spread in a skillet, add onion and garlic, and cook until very slightly browned.
- Add panko bread crumbs to skillet and lightly toast, then remove mixture from pan and put aside in a bowl.
- Melt remaining ¼ C Country Crock Spread in the skillet, add vegetables and toss to coat with Country Crock, then remove from heat.
- Add half the vegetables to a 2 qt. dish, then sprinkle with half the bread crumb mixture followed by half of cheese. Repeat this with the remaining vegetables, bread crumbs and cheese.
- Bake at 375 degrees until done, roughly 20-25 minutes.
The nice thing about a casserole like this is how easily it can be adapted. I chose to use a combination of frozen ingredients with fresh, so that I could keep it quick and simple while still testing out my awesome new WÜSTHOF knife that came in my casserole package!
This casserole is very straightforward to make.
I didn’t have a 2 qt. baking dish, so I decided to divide this between two 1.5 qt dishes instead. To do this, I adapted the instructions and only did one layer of breadcrumbs in each pan, adding an extra 3/4 cup cheese so that each casserole had cheese in both the middle and top layers. I didn’t divvy them up evenly enough so I ended up with one large casserole and one very small casserole. But it didn’t matter because it still tasted good!
Here’s the finished product:
This casserole was really tasty! The flavors works really well together. I served this with breaded fish last night and it made for a yummy dinner!
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