I created this appetizing & tasty side dish using ingredients I had on hand. I refer to it as two in one because you can stop & serve it once the cheese has been added to the skillet & melted. Or you can take it a step further, & combine most of the croutons with a can of cream of Chicken Soup & Sour cream & veggies, & add half of the mixture to a buttered casserole dish, then top with extra cheese, then add the remaining vegetables top with the reserved croutons, & shredded cheese & bake till hot & bubbly. Both ways are very tasty. If you are watching carbs, you can omit the croutons.
1Wash and cube veggies except for carrots, as desired, and add to large bowl. Set aside till needed.
2Slice carrots thinly.
3Melt 2 tablespoons of butter with olive oil in large skillet, I used a 16 inch skillet. Heat over medium high heat. Then add the sliced carrots & saute 5-6 minutes before adding the remaining veggies. NOTE: YOU DO THIS BECAUSE IT TAKES THE CARROTS A LOT LONGER TO COOK THAN IT DOES THE OTHER VEGGIES.
4Now add in the remaining veggies, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion & chopped Bell pepper. Allow to cook until almost cooked through.
5Now add in the Baby Kale, and stir to blend together. Kale will begin to wither and blend into the other veggies, add salt and pepper if desired.
6Now add all but 1/2 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, cover and allow cheese to melt.
7Skillet should look similar to this. You may serve as is at this point, or you can continue with steps 8 thru 11 of the the remaining steps to make a Baked casserole dish.
8Combine the undiluted soup with the sour cream in a medium bowl and stir to mix, add in 2 cups of the croutons. Stir again.
9Now add in the cooked vegetables from the skillet and stir till mixed together.
10Spray a 4 quart casserole dish with non stick cooking spray. Add half of vegetable mixture to dish, then top with extra shredded cheese if desired.
11Add the remaining sauteed veggies, and melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter & then add to top of casserole & drizzle croutons with melted butter, then sprinkle additional cheese on top. Place in preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve & enjoy.