Vegetables & Side Dishes

Stuffed Mushrooms

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceSabe Fink (1977)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
mushrooms (fresh)
1 cn
crabmeat (6 1/2-oz)
2 T
butter (or margarine)
2 T
onions (finely chopped)
2 T
celery (finely chopped)
2 T
green pepper (finely chopped)
3 sli
white bread (crusts removed)
2 T
mayonnaise
 
salt
 
pepper
 
nutmeg

Instructions

Remove stems from mushrooms and gently wipe mushrooms clean. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop mushrooms in. Cook 1 minute, then drain in colander and let cool. Cook onion, celery and green pepper in butter until soft. Tear bread into small pieces. Combine bread, onion mixture, crabmeat, mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper and a dash of nutmeg. Dry mushrooms and stuff. Bake on buttered pan at 350° for 20 minutes.

Pasta Lemon

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceKay Jones (2001)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time20 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
butter
1 c
heavy cream (or half & half)
3 T
lemon juice (fresh)
1 lb
egg fettuccini pasta
2 t
lemon zest (freshly grated, more if desired)
 
black pepper (freshly ground, to taste)
 
Parmesan cheese (freshly grated, to taste)

Instructions

Melt butter in skillet; stir in cream and lemon juice. Remove skillet from heat but keep warm. Cook pasta in salted boiling water 3 minutes, or just until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in colander. Add to skillet with lemon zest and 2 tablespoons of the reserved water. Toss well, If too dry, add more of reserved liquid, one tablespoon at a time. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with broiler or poached salmon.

From Comfort Me With Apples by Ruth Reichl.

Dr. Weil’s Roasted Root Vegetables

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourcePam Cole, Lane Road Library (2005)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

2 lb
root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, beets), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium onion, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch wedges
1 T
extra virgin olive oil
 
salt (to taste)
1
head garlic (separated into cloves and peeled)
 
chopped fresh herbs (optional)
 
balsamic vinegar (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the root vegetables and onion in a roasting pan.

Toss the vegetables with the olive oil and salt to taste. Do not crowd the vegetables.

Roast the mixture for a total of 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. After 30 minutes, scatter the garlic cloves in with the vegetables. Continue stirring every 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender and evenly browned.

Before serving, add a sprinkling of fresh chopped herbs or balsamic vinegar, if you like for additional flavor. 

Cauliflower Supreme

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceJoan Howison (1989)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 pk
noodles (4-oz, fine)
6 T
parsley (chopped)
3 T
butter
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄2 c
mayonnaise
1 T
onion (grated)
1
cauliflower (fresh)
1 T
lemon juice
1
egg white (beaten stiff)

Instructions

Cook cauliflower just until tender; do not overcook. Drain it and keep it hot. Cook noodles. Drain, mix with parsley, margarine and salt. Turn into baking dish and top with cauliflower. Combine mayonnaise, onion and lemon juice and fold into whipped egg white. Spread on top of cauliflower. Place under broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, until puffed and brown.

Cindy's Potato Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceLaura L. Griffin (1999)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

2 lb
frozen hash browns (thawed)
1⁄2 c
butter
1 cn
cream of chicken soup
8 oz
sour cream
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
10 oz
sharp cheddar (grated)
 
salt (to taste)
 
pepper (to taste)
2 c
cornflakes (crushed)
1⁄4 c
butter (melted)

Instructions

Mix first seven ingredients together. Place in greased pan. Top with a mixture of the cornflakes and butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes.

Broccoli & Rice Casserole

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceJanice Newman (1982)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
broccoli spears (frozen)
3⁄4 c
celery (chopped)
1⁄3 c
onion (chopped)
1⁄2 c
margarine (melted)
1 pk
Cheez Whiz (8-oz jar)
2 cn
cream of mushroom soup
2 c
Minute Rice

Instructions

Cut up and thaw broccoli spears. Mix all ingredients together and pour into buttered casserole. Bake 1 hour at 325°, uncovered. Can use spinach in place of broccoli.

Zucchini Stuffing Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceAnn Moore, Main Library (2007)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

4
medium zucchini, sliced
3⁄4 c
carrots, shredded
1⁄2 c
onion, chopped
6 T
margarine, divided
2 1⁄4 c
herbed stuffing cubes
1 cn
condensed cream of chicken soup
1⁄2 c
sour cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook zucchini in a small amount of boiling water until tender; drain. In saucepan, cook carrot and onion in 4 tablespoons margarine until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in 1½ cups bread stuffing cubes, soup and sour cream. Gently stir in zucchini. Turn in 1½ quart casserole. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons margarine. Add remaining stuffing cubes. Toss gently and sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. 

Tasty Zucchini Casserole

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceToni Tessman (1982)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

6 c
zucchini (sliced)
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
1 cn
cream of chicken soup
1 c
sour cream
1 c
carrots (shredded)
 
salt (to taste)
 
pepper (to taste)
1⁄2 pk
herb-seasoned stuffing mix (8-oz)

Instructions

Cook zucchini and onions together over low heat 5 minutes. Drain well. Combine remaining ingredients together. Add zucchini and onions. Place in buttered 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Sweet Potato Souffle

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMary Hayes (2003)
Prep time1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking time35 minutes
Total time1 hour, 55 minutes

Ingredients

4 c
sweet potatoes (mashed)
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1⁄2 c
milk
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
vanilla
2⁄3 c
butter or margarine (melted and divided)
1 c
brown sugar
1⁄2 c
flour
1 c
pecans or walnuts (chopped)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, salt, vanilla and half of the melted butter or margarine. Pour into buttered pan. Mix brown sugar, flour, nuts and remaining melted butter or margarine. Crumble topping evenly over potato mixture. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, uncovered.

Green Bean Casserole I

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceBess Mealer (1983)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

3⁄4 lb
mushrooms (fresh)
1
onion (large, sliced in rings)
1⁄2 c
butter
1⁄4 c
flour (plain)
1 c
milk
1 c
half & half
12 oz
sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
1⁄8 t
Tabasco (or to taste)
3 t
soy sauce
1 t
salt
1⁄2 t
pepper
30 oz
frozen French-style green beans (cooked and drained)
5 oz
water chestnuts (drained and sliced)
1⁄2 c
slivered almonds
16 oz
bean sprouts (drained)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Sauté mushrooms and onions in butter until soft. Add flour; stir until smooth. Add milk and half & half slowly, stirring over low heat until mixture thickens. Add cheese, Tabasco, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix until cheese melts. Add green beans, bean sprouts and water chestnuts to sauce. Pour into a 3-quart flat casserole. Sprinkle almonds on top. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Yields 10 to 12 servings. (Perfect to serve with ham.) 

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