Layered Cheesy Vegetables

June 26, 2014

This month’s random recipe challenge over at Belleau Kitchen involves the number forty. It is the 40th month of running random recipes and in honour of the occasion we were asking to choose whatever recipe was on page 40 of our 40th recipe book. To be honest I wasn’t sure if I had 40 recipe books but when I piled them up I found I actually had more, quite a lot more. The book that came out of the pile for me was Sarah Brown’s Quick and Easy Vegetarian Cookery.

To be honest I never remember buying this book and I don’t think I have ever used it. I suspect I may have bought it when I had to entertain vegetarian friends and was looking for inspiration. I turned to page 40 and found a recipe for layered cheesy vegetables. The recipe was actually on page 41 but page 40 was quick tips which are not easy to cook.

Layered Cheesy VegetablesThe recipe is basically a mixture of vegetables that are cooked and mixed with cheese. It could be served with crusty bread but I was making roast beef that day so I decided to serve them as a side dish. The combination of vegetables and cheese worked really well as an accompaniment and it was nice to have a selection of different vegetables.

cheesy-vegetables-2It is a really simple recipe to make, not at all challenging, and could easily be adapted using any vegetables that are in season.

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Layered Cheesy Vegetables

Servings 4
Author Sarah Brown


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion
  • 4 sticks celery
  • 1 lb 450 g courgettes
  • 1 red peppers
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 6 oz 175 g cheese


  • Peel and chop the onion into small pieces.
  • Heat the oil and gently fry the onion.
  • Chop the celery and courgettes.
  • De-seed and chop the red peppers.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables to the pan, cover and heat until soft.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle over the herbs and Tabasco.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place some of the vegetables in a casserole dish, sprinkle with grated cheese, add the rest of the vegetables and the rest of the cheese.
  • Cook under a grill until the cheese melts.


2 responses to “Layered Cheesy Vegetables”

  1. Galina V says:

    Lovely side dish! I also have some cook books which I never used. 🙂

  2. Julie's Family Kitchen says:

    Oh, sounds yum. I probably have cookbooks I’ve never used too.

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