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Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Makes

9 servings

A creamy sauce flavored with cheese makes vegetables so much more appealing to my crowd. This holiday side dish will please even the pickiest veggie-phobics. It uses vegetables that are available year-round, so it works for Easter as well as winter holiday meals. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced fresh carrots
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 6 cups cubed egg bread

Directions

  1. Place carrots and broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, butter, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Stir in vegetables and 1 cup cheese. Gently stir in bread.
  3. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
To Make Ahead: This recipe can be made a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 261 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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