24 May 2011

Vegetable Casserole

I know that when I post most recipes I claim that they are "my favorite." But when I say this is my favorite recipe of all time, I mean it. My mom has been making it since I was a little girl and now I make it in my home. This dish just tastes like home to me. It's the dinner I would request for my birthday meals, the times I was sick, any time I was at home visiting from college, and on special "girl nights" my mom and I would have in the rare event that my brother and step-dad were gone from the house.  It's super easy and re-heats very well. Long story short? I've got your dinner covered tonight...

What you'll need...

1 can cream of celery condensed soup
1 can french-cut green beans (drained)
1 can sweet corn (drained)
1/2 can water chestnuts, chopped
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
2 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
1 and 1/2 cups shredded carrot
1 sleeve whole grain ritz crackers, smashed
1/4 cup butter, melted
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss together everything but the crackers and butter. Lightly grease a 13x9 pan and spoon veggies into it in an even layer. Place the crackers in a gallon baggie and beat it with a rolling pin until crushed (or until you've gotten enough pent up anger out...) and sprinkle over top of the casserole. Melt butter and pour evenly over the top.

Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

What's your favorite home-cooked meal?



  1. I'm not a veggie eater but would like to try this recipe hopefully soon. It looks super easy to make!

  2. fast and easy.
    mmmm. i want it.

  3. Wow this looks so great! I really love homemade meatballs! Yum!

  4. I love comfort food like this. It looks so good and the recipe is so simple. Can't wait to try it!

  5. Mmmm, that looks tasty...and even better, it looks easy. I'll definitely be giving it a try. I've been searching for good veggie meals to feed my guy. It's SO hard to get him to eat his veggies...gotta make them super yummy. ☺

    My mom used to make us this dinner {which I am sure she threw together in desperation when the cabinets were empty and she didn't have time to go to the grocery store} we call Creamed Tuna on Toast. It's just flour, butter, milk, salt, pepper & tuna poured over toast and we all LOVE it. It is the first thing I think of when it comes to comfort food!

  6. Hmmm, my favorite meals that my mom makes are probably her pancakes, her fried tilapia, and her cherry cream cheese pie. Oh, and her upside down chocolate cake. And her version of my wedding cake. The woman knows her way around desserts. :)

  7. My wife is vegetarian so I'll be giving this a go. Thank you.

  8. It looks great! I love recipes that have been around for a lifetime... they're always the best. I'm definitely going to try this!

  9. Although I'm not a veggie, this dish really seems very nice ;). Unbelievable you can make it, seems so difficult!


  10. Yum!! my favorite thing is Chicken Marsala my dad makes. To this day I ALWAYS go over there if he is making it!

  11. This looks wonderful! Can't wait to try it!

  12. Wow, I just started following this blog and glad I am. This looks amazing! Cant wait for more posts :)


  13. Yum! I'm always so excited when I find recipes with no meat!

  14. Oh yum! I forgot to tell you, but I made your veggie pesto pasta last Friday evening & it was pretty much the best thing ever :) Jon & I enjoyed it with a glass of white wine, on our wedding china!

    ...Needless to say, I'm super excited to try this! My favorite home cooked meal (that I always asked my mom to make... and should totally make for Jon sometime soon!) is "tater-tot casserole" ... mmmm :)

  15. it sounds good!!! i need to see if we have canned creamy soup so i can make it!

  16. I am always looking for new vegetarian recipes and this sounds soooo yummy! I just wrote down all the ingredients so I can go to the store and make this tomorrow!

  17. This looks great! I love a good veggie recipe :)