Make Ahead Vegetable Medley

4
Elaine Douglas

By
@BreadandSoupLady

This has been a favourite family recipe for celebration meals. Vegetarian guests appreciate having this served while the rest of us are having turkey or ham.
Even family members who do not like vegetables enjoy this dish. If you use dried parsley reduce amount by half.
I like it because I can make it a day ahead and reduce the work on Christmas Day.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 3 large
    carrots
  • 1- 2lb bag(s)
    frozen broccoli and cauliflower (or 1 lb each fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets)
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter
  • 5 Tbsp
    flour
  • 2 3/4 c
    milk (or evaporated milk diluted half with water) - not skim or reduced fat milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon style mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • TOPPING

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • ·
    chopped parsley

How to Make Make Ahead Vegetable Medley

Step-by-Step

  1. A day ahead, slice carrots diagonally 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Microwave vegetables until barely tender. Plunge vegetables in cold water to cool quickly. Drain.
  3. For sauce: Melt butter, stir in flour and blend until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until smoothly thickened. Stir in mustard, salt, pepper, cheese and parsley.
  4. Pour half the sauce into a shallow three-quart casserole. Add cooked vegetables; mix gently, then top with remaining sauce and gently mix again. Cover a refrigerate until ready to bake.
  5. For topping: combine topping ingredients, except parsley. Before baking, sprinkle vegetable casserole with topping and bake, covered at 325 degrees F. for one hour (until hot and bubbly). Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Make Ahead Vegetable Medley

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom




Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, classic green bean casserole recipe you need for every holiday. Click here for the Cheesy Green Bean Casserole recipe!

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Kitchen Crew

Cauliflower is magical! It's a natural source of antioxidants, packed with fiber and contains choline (which is essential for learning and memory). It's delicious and versatile. Cauliflower takes on the...

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Once you try these cheesy bacon baked brussels sprouts, you'll never eat them a different way again! Click here for the Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts recipe!