1.17.2011

easy (almost) veggie casserole

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I have been on a bit of a casserole kick lately. One of my favorite things about casseroles is the easy clean up. Dinner sometimes means every pot and pan in my kitchen ends up in the sink and I spend way too much time cleaning up and not enough time playing on my laptop. hee hee! I found this recipe over at Weelicious. If you aren't familiar with Weelicious, you really should jump on over and check it out. It is packed with kid friendly meal ideas, including a ton of fantastic and healthy bento-ish lunch ideas for kids.

The original recipe is vegetarian but I decided to add a little ground turkey, some minced garlic and parsley. This casserole was easy and delicious...my son even asked for seconds! I'll definitely be adding this to our list of weekly dinner ideas.

Veggie Casserole (with ground turkey)
adapted from Weelicious

Serves 4-6

1 tbsp canola oil
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp minced dried onion
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 cups cooked brown rice (Trader Joe's sells a pre-cooked brown rice in their frozen section... so handy!)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar (We love Tillamook brand)
1 tsp dried parsley
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray oil a 9" baking dish

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic and onion for about 1 minute. Add the ground turkey. Break up turkey and cook completely. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Stir in the broccoli, corn, rice, cheese and turkey, parsely, salt and pepper. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 40 minutes or until set.

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Serve with a nice green salad.

Hope you all have a fantastic week and thanks so much for stopping by. ;)





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32 comments:

bellini valli said...

Casseroles are the comfort food of the day. They bring us back to our childhood and all the fond memories.

Koek! said...

Mmmm.... Looks casse-licious.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Ohh I have been on the hunt for new casserole dishes since I have wifely duties now to cook dinner around here :) This sounds perfect Kim!! Thanks my love xo

Claudia said...

Loving this - assuming it's slow cooking brown rice? Like that it's vegetable-centric and really love the one pot. Vegetables can comfort!

Jennifurla said...

I have to look for that rice, this looks like a great meal for a weeknight dinner

Joanne said...

I'm a big casserole lover also although I definitely don't make them often enough! This sounds delicious. Love the veggies!

abby said...

It looks delicious, too! I'm a casserole fan as well.

Julie said...

Yum! I've got to convince my family that brown rice is a good thing.

Debbie said...

I love casseroles and soups for the same reason. Plus, they are delicious!

Mother Rimmy said...

I agree. I like casseroles because you can get your veggies and protein all in one dish! This must be good if you can get your children to eat broccoli!

Janice said...

sounds good.

Juliana said...

Kim, I love the idea of casserole...one dish meal...and the turkey is sure a great addition :-) Looks delicious!

Taylor said...

Casseroles are the best! Definitely saving this one for a cozy dinner on a cold night!

teresa said...

yay! i got on! i don't know what my computer's problem is, but i'm relieved to have your blog pop up :)

i love this casserole. anything that will et my kids to eat more veggies while enjoying a yummy meal is a total winner in my book.

Jeannie said...

Lovely looking casserole and packed with healthy goodness!

Davina Jaggard said...

I love casseroles too! This is going on my next menu planner! Can't wait to make it, & I really can't wait to eat it!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I love casseroles!!!! They're the best. I might be able to make this one with stuff in my fridge and since I'm currently snowed/iced in I just might do it!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

5 Star Foodie said...

A wonderfully delicious looking casserole, love the brown rice here and the cheddar!

Emily Z said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I love casseroles. I am bookmarking this one! :)

UrMomCooks said...

I can picture a nice bowl of this while settling down on the couch for a weeknight movie! I also luv casserole recipes - this one is a keeper!

Reeni said...

I love casseroles like this Kim! Great idea to add in some turkey - so hearty and delicious!

Monet said...

I am a huge fan of casseroles too. Not only do they taste great, but they are so easy to clean up! Whenever I see broccoli and cheese in a recipe, I'm sold...so we will be trying this soon! Thank you for sharing your tasty casserole with me. I hope you had a great day...may tomorrow be even better!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kim, this looks gorgeous and sooo yummie! I printed this out right away. :) Love veggies! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Indie.Tea said...

I've actually never made a casserole. But yours looks very good - very comforting :)

Diana (Di) said...

Kim, I don't know why I don't do more casseroles because we do love them. This one looks and sounds delicious and I think I have all the ingredients. Thank you!

From the Kitchen said...

This looks delicious--nothing says comfort like a casserole in the oven.

How's the burn? Still holding your hand above your head?

Best,
Bonnie

Suzi said...

I tagged you! Not sure if you saw it yet.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this looks really yummy:)

baking.serendipity said...

This looks fantastic! I like all the leftovers casseroles make...even more days without dinner dishes!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmmm. I love a good casserole!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Yummy casserole- I love your changes, although I may want to try the veggie version as well. :)

The Simons said...

this was awesome! made it last night & all ate it happily, even the littlest one who doesn't like rice(!) Thank you, will be on our rotation ;)

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