Dive into a world of robust flavours and hearty indulgence with this vegetable-loaded casserole. This dish celebrates diverse textures and tastes, featuring a chorus of diced onion, sliced button mushrooms, and a tantalizing blend of dried mixed herbs. As you sauté these aromatic ingredients, the essence of the vegetable stock and the punch of ground pepper harmonize to create a tantalizing aroma that sets the stage for a comforting meal.
The heart of this casserole is the array of diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, potatoes, and kumara (sweet potato), offering a symphony of colours and flavours in every spoonful. Stirred with the richness of pasta sauce and the depth of balsamic vinegar, this dish presents a tapestry of tastes that fuse harmoniously. Adding frozen peas and corn contributes a burst of freshness, while smoked paprika and nutritional yeast add a captivating depth that elevates the overall experience.
Perfect for those cosy, rainy days spent wrapped up in front of your favourite series, this hearty vegetable casserole is a culinary journey packed with a myriad of flavours and textures. Each ingredient weaves together to create a dish that is not only delicious but also deeply satisfying. The amalgamation of vegetables, herbs, and seasonings crafts a comforting warmth bound to make this casserole a staple for embracing the serenity of a rainy day.
Hearty Vegetable Casserole
- 1 lrg brown onion diced
- 230 gms button mushrooms sliced
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 med carrots diced
- 2 celery sticks diced
- 2 white potatoes cubed
- 2 kumara (sweet potatoes cubed
- 1 can pasta sauce
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup frozen peas and corn
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Preheat oven to 180°C (200°F)
- Combine all ingredients into a casserole dish with lid and mix until the liquid is combined.
- Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and check the softness of potatoes, kumara etc. Cook for a further 30 minutes or until soft.
- If the liquid in the casserole at the end of the cooking is not thick, then add one tbsp of cornflour mixed in a 1/4 cup of cold water. Stir through to help thicken.