Easy Vegetable Gratin

My daughter and I are celebrating Valentine Veggies this month! Every week this February, Bridget and I will create vegetable dishes and share the recipes with you. So be sure to visit me and my daughter over at Flour N Friends each week for a total of 8 vegetable recipes. Bridget studied Pasty Arts at a local culinary institute so you don’t want to miss her vegetable creations (not to mention all the other recipes on her blog). Bridget is posting her first veggie recipe on Monday, February 6th. And now, to kick off a month of Valentine Veggies … I bring you Easy Vegetable Gratin (recipe at end of post).

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A simple and unassuming dish that can be eaten alone, paired with a salad, 

or served as a side dish with chicken or fish.
Start by chopping, boiling and mashing your basic spud.
Grab a healthy green head of cabbage.
Chop it up and boil it for 5 minutes, then stir into your mashed spuds.
Slice up some carrots, rich with beta carotene.
You’ll boil these for about 10 minutes.
Don’t forget some luscious leeks, softened over the stove with just a bit of butter.
You’ll layer all your vegetables, starting with the potato and cabbage mixture.
The leeks are spread over the spuds and cabbage, followed by the colorful carrots.
The final layer is another dollop of the potato and cabbage mix. 
Then sprinkle a little grated cheese on top and slide it in the oven.
After 45 minutes your Vegetable Gratin comes out of the oven looking like this.
Tasty and filling enough to eat on its own … or serve it as a side dish.
I’m a vegetarian so it’s a main dish for me. Yum!

Easy Vegetable Gratin
2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
4 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup butter
5 cups green cabbage, chopped 
3 cups carrots, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups leeks, chopped
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper
Boil potatoes in water for 20 minutes. Drain and mash until smooth. Stir in the milk and half the butter, add salt and pepper to taste. Boil the carrots about 10 minutes, and boil the chopped cabbage for 5 minutes. Drain the cabbage and mix with the potatoes. Melt the remaining butter in a small pan and cook the leeks until soft (not brown). Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spread a layer of the mashed potato and cabbage mixture in the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Layer onions on top, followed by the carrots. Repeat the layers and finish with another layer of the potato mixture on top. Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese on top. Place the casserole in the oven and cook for 45 minutes. Serve immediately

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Comments

  1. Oh my that looks YUMMY ! Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing this tasty sounding dish ! Have a wonderful day !

  2. That looks fabulous! I just might have to try it. Your newest follower.

    Holly

  3. I’ve been looking forward to this and you didn’t disappoint! That looks wonderful and I love vegetables! The only thing I don’t like are raw carrots but I love them cooked.
    I would love to be a vegetarian but not sure I could give up my bacon but I don’t eat much meat anyway. I like veggies better! Plus, our food supply is scary anymore. I like to grow my own as much as possible.
    Thanks again and have a great week! Oh, is that your place in your banner picture? Gorgeous whoever it belongs to.

  4. WOW that looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Yum! Thank you for sharing this recipe…it looks so good for a cold Winter day!

  6. This looks amazing! LOVE IT!!!! going to make it this week for sure! hugs…your newest follower!

  7. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mmmm..my mouth is watering…this looks so tasty!

  9. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!

  10. Will definitely have to give this a try, Jennifer. Looks yummy and I love vegetarian dishes.

  11. Thinking we will have to try this!

  12. This reminds me of the shapard’s pie I make that my family LOVES. I’ve been looking for ways to make it healthier and introduce new veggies. Looks like I found it!
    Thank you for linking up to the first “Cowgirl Up!” Linky Party!
    ♥linsey

  13. This looks very yummy! I am pinning it so I remember to make it soon!

    I am a new follower from the LF blog hop and hope you get a chance to stop by My Road to Savings

  14. in a virtual sea of processed, heavy, white-sugary sweet valentines recipes, this is a welcome change. Especially with our CSA program back up and running. Love it!

  15. Jennifer, this looks delicious! I love leeks! Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe!

  16. Hi, your link is broken on your pinterest button. I’m not exactly sure how it works but when I try to access your recipe via Pinterest it sent me to a “forbidden access” page. You should look into it because this looks like a great recipe (Which is why I searched google until I found it 🙂 and I’m sure others are trying to find it too!

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