Friday, May 5, 2017

Finicky Friday - Cheesy Vegetable Bake



Cheesy Vegetable Bake

Hey everyone, time for Finicky Friday again!




  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2cup
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 10


Ingredients:

  •  Nonstick cooking spray

  •  2 16 - ounce package frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, thawed and rinsed*

  •  1 12 - ounce can evaporated fat-free milk

  •  1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  •  2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  •  2 cloves garlic, minced

  •  1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  •  3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (3 ounces)

  •  1/2 8 - ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cut up and softened

  •  2/3 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs (1 slice)

  •  2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley and/or snipped fresh basil (optional)



Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange thawed vegetables in the baking dish. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, whisk together evaporated milk, onion, flour, garlic, and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add cheddar cheese and cream cheese, whisking until melted and smooth.

Pour cheese mixture evenly over vegetables. Toss gently to coat vegetables with sauce. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Lightly coat crumbs with additional cooking spray.
 
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and crumbs are lightly browned. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with parsley and/or basil. Makes 12 servings (about 1/2 cup each).


Tip
  • *Test Kitchen Tip: Thaw vegetables overnight in the refrigerator or place vegetables in a large colander. Run cool water over vegetables. Let stand for 15 minutes to drain.



Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 12



PER SERVING: 

104 cal.

4 g total fat (2 g sat. fat)

13 mg chol., 163 mg sodium

10 g carb. (2 g fiber, 6 g sugars

7 g pro.



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