Sunday, August 3, 2008

Man Pleasing Vegetarian Casserole

I got the original recipe for this one from the very first vegetarian cookbook I ever purchased. It is still my favorite today:

I made a few changes to the original recipe though, to suit my families preferences. Even my meat eating husband and older two boys love this one!


About 6 medium potatoes or 3 large

6 tbs butter


4-6 tomatoes

dried basil

tomato paste(sm. can)

1 lb mozzarella cheese

6 boiled eggs

1/2 cup fresh parsley(I have used dried (about 1/4 cup) and it's turned out ok, better fresh though!

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese(again, fresh is better, but I've used dried in a pinch and it was fine!

I like to slice my taters thick then boil until just tender(don't overcook or you will have a "mush" rather than a casserole layer!) Meanwhile, melt butter and put 2 tbs on bottom of casserole dish. Put potatoes on top and spread with a small can of tomato paste. Sprinkle a little dried basil over the paste and top with tomato slices. Sprinkle with a little salt to your taste.

Shred/grate your mozzarella cheese and cover tomatoes.

Peel and dice eggs, mix with remaining butter and parsley. Spread this mixture over your cheese.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake in oven for about 30 minutes at 350-400.

My grandson who otherwise refuses to eat eggs cooked in any matter, LOVES the egg mixture in this casserole! Give this one a try if you're new to going veggie, and have resistant family members, this one usually wins them over!


The Cooking Lady said...

You still do not look old enough to be a grandmother. But then I do not see myself as being one either, and yet, I am 46, been married 27 years and have a19 year old son, so it is possible. But I am not ready yet.

My first vegetarin cookbook was New Larel's Kitchen. I still have it today and it is in mint condition, as are all my books. It still holds up today as it did in 1992.

I now have many more cookbooks but only scour the veggie pages. And Food Netowrk is good to me. Me and my daughter take recipes form them all the time.