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A pan of vegetable casserole with Velveeta and cracker crumbs.
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Vegetable Casserole

Vegetable Casserole, just like mom used to make! Made with frozen veggies, Velveeta, and buttery cracker crumbs, it's always the first side dish to disappear.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings (1 cup each)
Calories 178kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag broccoli frozen (see note 1)
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag carrots frozen
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag cauliflower frozen
  • 1 (16 ounce) package Velveeta sliced (see note 2)
  • 1 roll Ritz crackers crushed (see note 3)
  • 1/4 cup butter melted (1/2 stick)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower and stir to combine. Microwave uncovered on high until the vegetables are warm, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Evenly place the sliced Velveeta over the vegetables.
  • In a medium bowl, add Ritz crackers melted butter and toss to combine. Sprinkle over Velveeta.
  • Bake until cheese is melted and cracker topping is golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.

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Notes

  1. Vegetables: Package sizes may vary, so aim for about 48 ounces total (3 pounds, about 9 cups) of frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. To substitute fresh vegetables, blanch them in boiling water until tender, then drain and pat dry. You will need about 9 cups of chopped vegetables.
  2. Velveeta: If you don't adore this melty, creamy, nostalgic processed cheese product, substitute homemade cheese sauce.
  3. Crackers: Or substitute homemade bread crumbs.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes about 12 (1-cup servings).
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  6. Make ahead: The vegetables can be cooked and the casserole assembled a day in advance (even the Velveeta and buttery crumbs). Store covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.
  7. More vegetables: Substitute your favorite blend or swap in green beans, zucchini, or peas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 967mg | Potassium: 196mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 1mg