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California Vegetable Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

California Vegetable Bake

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"California vegetables (broccoli, carrots and cauliflower) covered with easy cream and cheese sauce topped with Ritz® crackers. Very easy and always a big hit."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add frozen vegetables, cover, and steam until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a baking dish.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, and Cheddar cheese in a bowl; pour over vegetables. Stir crackers and melted butter in another bowl and sprinkle over vegetables.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
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Sep 25, 2013

We liked this a lot. I used fresh not frozen veggies and because I forgot to pick up the crackers at the store I used french fried onion rings.Lovely creamy sauce that pairs perfectly with the vegetables.

 
Jan 12, 2014

Without any seasoning, this veggie dish is bland as written. Just adding salt and pepper would be a step in the right direction but bolder use of your preferred seasoning(s) will make a remarkable difference in flavor. We used fresh broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, not frozen. The appearance and taste of this dish would be improved if the vegetables were first combined with the cream sauce before placing in a baking dish (used a 9" x 13" since no size is suggested). Pouring the sauce over the top of the veggies as instructed results in veggies being unevenly coated with those at top heavily sauced and those at bottom with little or no sauce. The directions are unclear as to whether the cracker crumbs are spread over the cream sauce or the vegetables . . . doesn’t make much difference if made as written as the veggies and sauce need to be stirred-up anyway.

 

6 Ratings

Jun 27, 2013

Melts in your mouth! The cracker topping completes this dish. Yummy way to get the kidlets to eat their veggies. :)

 
Sep 10, 2014

Fatteningly delicious. This probably has about a million calories but I could have eaten the whole pan...yum! I added a potato, corn and some zucchini to the veggie mixture.

 
Aug 11, 2013

This is the best recipe for a veggie casserole. I have used it for summer squash and other veggies when I didn't have the California blend. This recipe is so easy. I did not use the crackers and topped it with shredded cheese. I also added garlic powder.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 39 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 429 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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