Vegetarian casserole is the perfect thing to bring to a pot-luck when you aren’t sure there will be many veggie options for you. It’s also great to bake for a side-dish that you can keep for warm, home-made leftovers later in the week. And it's the perfect prepare-ahead-of-time recipe for those crazy busy holiday meals.
You have to admit casseroles have become a little un-sexy in the culinary world. It seems like every 50’s housewife found it a good idea to mix 5 processed and pre-packaged ingredients into a glass dish and call it homemade. (Really and truly, I mean no offense.)
The popular casseroles that used Campbell’s cream of x,y, or z soups, cheap meats and over cooked vegetables really turned me off of this whole genre when I was a kid.
I’m happy to say I’ve ventured back into the realm of these one-dish babies and have liked the results a lot better when it’s done in a more modern way. When they are fresher, healthier and vegetarian, casseroles are actually quite delightful.
I’ve opened up my heart to these versatile dishes and they make a great reliable recipe when cooking for a crowd.
Try this broccoli and cheese casserole when you want something reminiscent of comfort food while still getting a serving or two of your greens.
I hope you enjoyed this vegetarian casserole and begin to experience the joys these one-dish meals can be!
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