Baked Vegetable Casserole
So this is how it went down…i was asked to make a vegetable side dish for the family I cook for and I easily could’ve gone for a nice green bean saute or some lemon broccolini but nooooo, I went for this!
I had been wanting to make this ever since I ran across it on Pinterest. Then recently a friend posted it on Facebook so I took it as a sign that I needed to make this. I loved it because it was so pretty and I like pretty food. Today was the day!!
They already look pretty and I hadn’t even put it in the oven yet. The only veggies besides the diced onion that I didn’t use the mandolin for was the tomato because it’s just too fragile so my knife worked just fine for me.
Before you line up all the pretty colors, saute a diced onion with a little garlic and put in the bottom of the baking dish.
Now, the fun part. I alternated the veggies to make them all pretty. I had some grape tomatoes in the fridge that wanted to be part of the party so in they went too. After I took the picture below, I generously sprinkles salt, pepper and a teaspoon of dried thyme.
This is probably my new favorite vegetable dish. There are so many good ones but since I can’t stop thinking about this one right now, it’s the new favorite :).
Oh, and this is Miss Bella Boo. She keeps me company when I’m whipping up kitchen masterpieces. I’m a lucky Bunny <3
- *USE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS WHENEVER AVAILABLE*
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 4 or 5 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 large yellow squash, sliced
- 1 large zucchini, sliced
- 1 potato, sliced
- 1 onion, diced small
- salt/pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Grease baking dish. I used a 9 x 13.
- In a medium skillet, heat oil and add diced onion and minced garlic. Saute until lightly browned, about 6 - 8 minutes.
- Place cooked onion and garlic in the bottom of your greased baking dish.
- Arrange your veggies according to whatever color pattern you choose.
- Once you have created your veggie masterpiece, sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper over the top. I used about 1½ teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Then sprinkle the teaspoon of dried thyme.
- Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil and sprinkle with cheese or no cheese. Either way, uncover and place back in oven for another 15 - 20 minutes. Start checking at 15 minutes to make sure it doesn't burn.