Vegetables & Side Dishes

Easy Garden Vegetable Pie

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceBecky Rayl (1989)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
35 minutes
Total time
50 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
chopped broccoli (1 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, must be thawed and drained)
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
1⁄2 c
green pepper (chopped)
1 c
cheddar (shredded, 4 oz.)
1 1⁄2 c
milk
3⁄4 c
Bisquick baking mix
3
eggs
1⁄4 t
pepper

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease any pie plate. Mix broccoli, onion, green pepper and cheese in pie plate. Beat remaining ingredients until smooth, 15 seconds in blender or 1 minute with a hand beater. Pour over other ingredients in pie plate. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and knife inserted comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. This recipe is a quick dinner and can be easily doubled for company.

Roasted Peppers, Onions & Mushrooms

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceTerri McKeown (2004)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
50 minutes

Ingredients

1
onion (medium to large, cut into 1-inch wedges)
8 oz
baby portobella mushrooms (sliced)
1
red bell pepper (cut into 3/4-inch thick strips)
1
yellow bell pepper
1 T
balsamic vinegar
1 T
extra-virgin olive oil
2 clv
garlic (crushed)
1 t
dried Italian seasoning
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄4 t
black pepper (coarsely ground)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450°. Coat a large shallow roasting pan (at least 11 x 13 inches) with nonstick cooking spray. Spread veggies in pan. Mix rest of ingredients in a small dish, then add to veggies. Toss to mix. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and nicely browned. Serve hot.

Roasted Vegetable Melange

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceNancy Hartshorn (2001)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

2
6-oz. yellow straight neck squash
2
(6-oz.) zucchini
2
red peppers (medium)
2
yellow peppers (medium)
1
red onion (medium)
1⁄2 lb
mushrooms
1⁄4 c
olive oil
1⁄2 t
dried thyme (or 1 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme)
1⁄2 t
pepper
 
salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°. Cut squash, zucchini and peppers into 2 x 1 1/2-inch strips. Slice red onion. Cut mushrooms in quarters if large. Place all vegetables in large roasting pan or casserole. Mix together oil, thyme and pepper. Pour over vegetables in pan and mix well. Cook 20 minutes, until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste.

Vegetables Au Gratin II

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceDiane Bare (1987)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
16-oz. solid pack tomatoes
2 cn
16-oz. whole onions
1 pk
9-oz. frozen corn
1⁄4 c
butter
1 clv
garlic (crushed)
1⁄3 c
flour
2⁄3 c
milk
3⁄4 t
salt
1⁄8 t
basil
1⁄8 t
pepper
1⁄8 t
oregano
1⁄4 t
sugar
1 c
cheddar cheese (grated, divided)

Instructions

Drain tomatoes and onions very well. Thaw a package of frozen corn. Melt butter and brown garlic in butter. Stir in flour. Add milk, salt, pepper, basil, oregano and sugar. Cook until thick. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Add the well-drained tomatoes to the cheese sauce. Cook until thickened again. Put the corn and onions into a 1 1/2 - or 2-quart casserole. Pour cheese-tomato sauce over vegetables. Top with the other 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes, uncovered.

Vegetables Au Gratin I

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceCarol Kirsch (1980)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
butter
3⁄4 c
green pepper (chopped)
1 clv
garlic (crushed)
1⁄4 c
flour
1 2⁄3 c
milk
3⁄4 t
salt
1⁄8 t
pepper
1⁄8 t
basil
1⁄8 t
oregano
1⁄4 t
sugar
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
1 c
tomatoes (chopped and well drained)
9 oz
frozen corn (thawed)
1
pearl onions (jar, drained)

Instructions

Melt butter. Add green pepper and garlic. Cook until pepper is barely tender. Stir in flour and salt. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add spices and sugar. Stir in 1/2 cup grated cheese. Add the tomatoes, corn and onions and put into an 8-cup casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes at 350°. (The casserole will thicken as it cools.)

Veggie Quick-Fix

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceCarol Deshler (1996)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
25 minutes

Ingredients

1
onion (medium, chopped)
1
green pepper (seeded and chopped, small)
1
zucchini (medium, chopped)
2 clv
garlic (minced)
2 T
olive oil
1 cn
14.5-oz. chili-style stewed tomatoes
1 cn
15-oz. dark red kidney beans
1⁄2 t
oregano
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄4 t
pepper

Instructions

Cook first 4 ingredients in olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until tender. Stir in tomatoes and next 4 ingredients. Top each serving with shredded cheese. Serve over brown rice.

Vegetable Medley

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1977)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
frozen broccoli spears
1 cn
1-lb. cut green beans
1 cn
1-lb. cut yellow wax beans
1
onion (small, thinly sliced)
1
pimento (2-oz. jar)
1 cn
4-oz. water chestnuts (drained and sliced)
1⁄2 c
milk
1 cn
cream of celery soup
1 cn
cheddar cheese soup
 
Dash Worcestershire sauce
 
Dash seasoned salt
 
Dash seasoned pepper

Instructions

Cook broccoli according to directions on package. Drain well. Blend soups, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Heat until boiling. Stir in pimento and water chestnuts. Arrange layer of beans, layer of onion, layer of broccoli, layer of beans in a well-buttered baking dish. Pour soup mixture on top and sprinkle with buttered cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

Green Beans with Bacon

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceChristine Minx, Main Library
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 lb
fresh green beans, trimmed
1⁄4 c
water
8
bacon slices, chopped
5
green onions, chopped (white bottoms and light green parts of tops only)
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 t
pepper

Instructions

Place beans and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and pierce plastic wrap with a fork. Microwave on HIGH for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender, or your desired doneness. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain well, and set aside.

Cook chopped bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1-2 tablespoons drippings in a small bowl. Discard remaining drippings. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

Sauté green onions in skillet in hot reserved drippings over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Stir in green beans, salt, and pepper; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in bacon. 

Zucchini Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMolly Hood, Friends of the UAPL (2008)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour
Total time
1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

2
eggs
1⁄4 c
cream or milk
1
small onion, grated (small! )
1⁄4 t
salt
  ds
pepper
1⁄3 t
oregano
1⁄2 c
soda crackers, crushed
1 lb
zucchini, sliced

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix all ingredients in order except for zucchini. Add sliced zucchini and place in baking dish. Bake uncovered for first 10 minutes, then cover and bake 50 minutes.

Variation: Add 1/6 tsp. basil or 1/6 tsp. marjoram.

Zucchini Stuffing Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceAnn Moore, Main Library (2007)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

4
medium zucchini, sliced
3⁄4 c
carrots, shredded
1⁄2 c
onion, chopped
6 T
margarine, divided
2 1⁄4 c
herbed stuffing cubes
1 cn
condensed cream of chicken soup
1⁄2 c
sour cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook zucchini in a small amount of boiling water until tender; drain. In saucepan, cook carrot and onion in 4 tablespoons margarine until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in 1½ cups bread stuffing cubes, soup and sour cream. Gently stir in zucchini. Turn in 1½ quart casserole. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons margarine. Add remaining stuffing cubes. Toss gently and sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. 

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