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Weekend Special—Delicious, Pure Vegetarian, Baked Veggies With Cheese Topping.

Chitrangada has nutrition in mind when cooking for her family. Making tasty nutritious food is a skill she has perfected over the years.

Winter season recipe suggestions: Baked vegetables in white sauce, with cheese topping

Winter season recipe suggestions: Baked vegetables in white sauce, with cheese topping

1. Cooking and baking are both physical and mental therapy.

—Mary Berry

2. If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.

— Regina Brett

Delicious baked vegetables, with cheese toppings

Cooking for the family, is an expression of love for them. I have always found cooking to be therapeutic. Cooking for your loved ones, doubles the pleasure, when you see their happy and excited faces, at the dining table. Remember to be precise and patient while cooking, and do not forget to mix your immense love in your recipes, to make them incredibly delicious.

Weekends are special, because everyone enjoys the short break, from their busy schedules. Therefore, I love to make the weekends more special by making some delicious food or the family favourite dishes.

My children are health and fitness conscious and thus I need to prepare something, which is light, healthy and nutritious but not too fattening.

Sharing one such recipe here, which is healthy, nutritious and easy to make. This can be enjoyed with sandwiches or noodles or fried rice or pizza or Naans. It’s completely your preference, how you want to enjoy it. But the baked veggies taste best, fresh and hot, straight out of the oven.

Please rate my recipe: Baked Veggies in White Sauce, With Cheese Toppings

Food, to me, is always about eating with those you love and care for.

—David Chang

Preparation Time, Cooking and Baking Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

20 min

50 min

Serves 4 to 5 people

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to your recipe.

—Author Unknown

Ingredients for Baked Veggies With Cheese Toppings

  • 1 Tea cup Cauliflower or Broccoli, Cleaned, Cut and Boiled
  • 1 Tea cup Button Mushrooms, Cleaned and finely cut
  • 1 Tea cup Sweet Corn kernel or green peas, Cleaned
  • 1 Tea cup Green Capsicum, Cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1 Tea cup Carrots, Cleaned and finely cut into cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger, Cleaned and grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion, Cleaned and cut lengthwise
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn flour
  • Half Teaspoon Salt
  • One fourth Teaspoon Black Pepper Powdered
  • One Large Cup Low fat Milk
  • 1 Teasppon Butter
  • 4 Slices or 4 Cubes Cheese
Vegetables, finely cut and boiled

Vegetables, finely cut and boiled

Homemade White sauce

Homemade White sauce

Ready to mix, White sauce and mixed vegetables

Ready to mix, White sauce and mixed vegetables

Vegetables mixed with White sauce

Vegetables mixed with White sauce

The White sauce and the veggies, topped completely with cheese slices or shredded cheese, as you prefer

The White sauce and the veggies, topped completely with cheese slices or shredded cheese, as you prefer

Instructions, for Baked Vegetables With Cheese Toppings

  1. Assemble all the above mentioned ingredients. The vegetable choices may vary, according to the availability at your place. Seasonal vegetables, such as green peas, French beans, cabbage and others can be added.
  2. Clean, cut, boil and sieve the vegetables, such as the cauliflower, carrots, corn etc. No need to boil the capsicums and mushrooms.
  3. To prepare the White sauce, add butter to a hot pan. Then add milk and corn flour mixture. Stir continuously, so that the lumps do not form. It will take about 2 to 3 minutes, to thicken the sauce. Keep the heat from low to medium, but not high. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Take an oven proof bowl. Mix all the ingredients along with the white sauce. Cover with cheese slices or grated cheese cubes. Place in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (392 degree Fahrenheit), for 20 to 30 minutes. Adjust the temperature according to your oven. Keep checking the dish in between. The cheese on top should melt and should resemble golden brown colour. Take it out and enjoy when it is still hot.
And that’s it! Get ready for the compliments, for this delicious Cheesy Baked Vegetabless Recipe

And that’s it! Get ready for the compliments, for this delicious Cheesy Baked Vegetabless Recipe

Some Tips and Suggestions:

  • Always use fresh vegetables for baked veggies recipe. Frozen vegetables may release too much moisture, if baked on high temperature. As such, the results may not be as delicious as mentinned above.
  • While making the white sauce, mix the corn flour in cold milk thoroughly, so that there are no lumps. While cooking the white sauce, continuous stirring is required, till it thickens, otherwise the sauce will stick to the pan, or may even get burnt.
  • Baking ovens or microwave temperature settings, may be different. Please choose the temperature settings accordingly.
  • Some vegetables may not be available at your location. You can always opt for alternative choices.
  • In this recipe, I have used Borosil glassware, oven proof bowl, for baking here. Because I like to see through, when the dish is being baked. Makes it easy to check the baking process. Any other oven proof cookware can be used as well.
  • If you find the consistency of the white sauce too thick, you may add more milk to make it free flowing or as you may prefer.

Baked vegetables in white sauce, Source: YouTube

Baked vegetables in Microwave, Source: YouTube

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 28, 2019:

Thanks for your kind words of appreciation Rajan Ji.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 27, 2019:

Easy to make baked veggie recipe. Thanks for sharing

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on April 12, 2019:

Yes, it is indeed delicious. Thanks Dianna, for appreciating the recipe. Hope you will try it.

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Dianna Mendez on April 12, 2019:

This dish sounds so good. I love any veggie dish with cheese!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 10, 2019:

Thank You RoadMonkey, for reading and commenting on this article!

I am glad that this recipe is useful for you. Thank You.

RoadMonkey on March 10, 2019:

That sounds a very tasty dish. My husband cannot take milk or flour but it might be possible to use just cheese. I must experiment. Thanks.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 04, 2019:

Thank You Pamela, for your kind visit and comments! Much appreciated!

Glad you liked the recipe. I am sure you would enjoy it.

Thank You so much for the follow.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 03, 2019:

This recipe sounds and looks delicious. I will definitely try it out. I love your comments about putting love into your cooking.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 27, 2018:

Thank You Devika, for stopping by and appreciating the recipe.

I am glad you liked it. Thanks and good day to you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 26, 2018:

Interesting and unique recipes. I like the way you shared this useful hub. Cooking is easy and vegetables in this way looks delicious with your creative ideas. Cheese toppings sounds great.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 09, 2018:

Thank you Thelma, for your kind words of appreciation!

I am glad you like the recipe. It means a lot, since I understand that you are an amazing cook, through your recipe hubs.

Happy weekend to you and thanks for commenting!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on December 08, 2018:

Yummy! I love baked veggies with cheese. I have not tried adding corn in my baked veggies. I will try that next time. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe Chitrangada. Happy weekend!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 07, 2018:

Thank you Shannon, for your kind visit and comments!

Yes, you can use vegetables of your preference in this recipe. If you like the non-vegetarian food, you can use that as well.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Have a good day!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 07, 2018:

Thank you MsDora, for appreciating the recipe. I am glad you liked it. Yes, the options for the vegetables can vary, according to personal choice and availability.

Thank you!

Shannon Henry from Texas on December 07, 2018:

This sounds so yummy. I think I'll have to try it. Minus the mushrooms for me, though. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 07, 2018:

Thanks for the recipe. I like creamy foods and your white sauce seems appealing. Great that the vegetable can vary.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 07, 2018:

Thanks Mary, for your kind visit and comments!

I hope you would like the recipe, when you make it.

Thank You and good day to you!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 07, 2018:

I love baked vegetables. I have not yet tried this recipe so this is something new and I look forward to tasting it.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 05, 2018:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for stopping by!

I am glad you liked the recipe. Much appreciated! Thanks!

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 04, 2018:

Your vegetables made me hungry! Looks like a thoroughly healthy dish as well as delectable.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 04, 2018:

Thanks Manatita, for the visit and the appreciative comments!

I am glad you liked it. Yes, it’s a simple recipe and you can make it healthy by combining, many vegetables of your choice. It fulfills all the nutritional requirements of a filling meal.

Thanks and happy cooking!

Namaste!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 04, 2018:

Thank you Dana Tate, for your kind visit and comments!

You can add non-vegetarian food of your choice, such as fish pieces, chicken pieces, prawns and others. You may have to boil or half cook them, before mixing them with the while sauce mixture, to be baked. We do take non-vegetarian food as well and this recipe tastes delicious, even with those ingredients.

Thanks for your valuable feedback! Good day to you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 04, 2018:

Thank you Nell, for appreciating the article, the recipe and my pictures. Glad you liked it.

Have a nice day!

manatita44 from london on December 03, 2018:

You continue to be good at photography. As a vegetarian this dish would suit me. In fact, when I cook, I mix lots of things together. The cheese idea is great for flavouring, perhaps with some special spices added. I'll be returning to cooking soon and will try it sometime. A simple dish. Thanks my Didi Ji. salaam!

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on December 03, 2018:

Th pictures look so good and it sounds delicious although I'm not a vegetarian. This dish could be added for when you are having a dinner party or holiday when you have guest who are vegetarians.

Nell Rose from England on December 03, 2018:

I love your photos and the way you presented this Chitrangada! And the food looks great! love it!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 03, 2018:

Thanks Dianna, for stopping by. Glad you liked the recipe.

From your articles, I understand that you have a keen interest in good food and cooking.

Thanks for your kind comments and good day to you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 03, 2018:

Thank you Linda, for appreciating the recipe!

I am glad you liked it. Yes, ginger adds to the flavour and has immense health benefits too.

Thanks for your positive comments! Good day to you.

Dianna Mendez on December 02, 2018:

Oh that looks so good! I too like using glass dishes when baking. It helps to see how the ingredients are mixing and baking.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 02, 2018:

I love the addition of cheese to vegetables. I like the idea of adding ginger to the vegetables, too, as you have done. Thanks for sharing your ideas and the recipe, Chitrangada.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank you Frances Metcalfe, for your wonderful comments!

You mentioned right, that this dish can be made with some non vegetarian ingredients as well, such as chicken cubes, prawns, eggs etc.

I have seen Marcus Wareing in some Television shows and admire his cooking.

Yes, cheese slices or cubes are very convenient to use and are delicious indeed.

Thanks for sharing your valuable comments!

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on December 02, 2018:

We did something similar this week as one of our vegetarian options - we alternate meat and vegetarian dishes on a daily basis - and put cheese scones on top. It was a Marcus Wareing recipe, I think he has 2 Michelin stars, but I think I'd keep the scones separate next time! Anyway cheese is always tasty.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank you Nithya, for appreciating this recipe. I am glad that you liked it. It’s important to keep in mind, both nutrition and taste, while cooking for the family.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank you Peggy, for reading and commenting on this recipe article!

Yes, you are right about the selection of vegetables. The availability of ingredients may vary from one place to another. I like flexibility, while making food.

Thank you for appreciating the article!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank you Rinita, for your kind visit and comments!

You are right about the white sauce and cheese combination. It’s my favourite too.

Thank you for appreciating and good day to you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank you Ericdierker, for your kind visit and comments!

Good to know that you may be trying this recipe. You may experiment with the ingredients, which you have mentioned in your comments. I am sure, it would be delicious.

Thank you and a happy weekend to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank you Louise Powles, for your kind words of appreciation. Glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank You Billybuc, for the visit and comments on this recipe article!

Yes, chocolates and cheese are my favourites too. Thanks for sharing your views. Much appreciated.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 01, 2018:

Delicious and easy to make. The cheese and vegetables together will taste great. Nutritious and tasty a double thumbs up, thank you for sharing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 01, 2018:

This looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for your recipe. It is nice to be able to alter the vegetables to suit one's taste or what is seasonally fresh and available.

Rinita Sen on December 01, 2018:

This looks great. With white sauce and cheese, cannot go wrong ever. :)

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on December 01, 2018:

Loved this. Maybe tonight. I have all the ingredients. I wonder if I will add a bit of Tumeric, Fish Sauce and ACV. Not very much as your flavors are making my mouth water.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on December 01, 2018:

This sounds delicious. Thankyou for sharing this recipe.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 01, 2018:

I have this theory that cheese, like chocolate, makes any dish palatable and tasty. :)

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