Bountiful Garden Veggie Casserole


This is my very favorite veggie casserole. Once more no exact amounts, just layer in the order given until it is as big as you want. I always make a gigantic batch as this is one of those things I can eat for every meal until it is gone- we're talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Yes, it is that good.


Bountiful Garden Veggie Casserole

Ingredients
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash
  • Red, yellow, orange or green bell peppers (or any combo you like), cut into strips
  • Tomato
  • Creole seasoning
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese
Cooking Directions
  1. Slice the eggplant, squashes and tomatoes about 1/2 inch thick. Mix onions and peppers together- when they are expensive I buy the frozen tri-colored pepper blend with onions on sale and just defrost and use those. Much cheaper and just as tasty.
  2. Start with a layer of eggplant, a layer of zucchini, a layer of squash, a layer of peppers & onions then top with tomatoes. Sprinkle liberally with Tony's. If doing a deep casserole, add more layers in the order given, make sure you end with the tomatoes as this will keep the other veggies nice and moist.
  3. Sprinkle with creole seasoning then a light layer of breadcrumbs and dot lightly with butter if desired. Cover with lid or foil and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes @ 375 degrees.
  4. Remove foil and sprinkle lightly with the freshly grated Parmesan and bake an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

*If there is any question as to whether your eggplant might be bitter (sometimes the larger ones are) after they are sliced salt both sides and layer in a colander then put a paper towel on top and weight down with a plate with something heavy on top of it. Let sit for one hour then rinse and pat completely dry.






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2 comments:

  1. Oh my , that looks delish! We are big eggplant/squash/zucchini eaters here! I may have to omit the bell peppers though, since they don't agree with my husband very well.
    Have to stop back by when I have more time to read thru more recipes!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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