More Easter Recipes; Veggie Casserole and Spinach and Strawberry Salad!


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……more Easter recipes! Spring is such a hopeful time of renewal. What better way to celebrate than by enjoying a tasty meal made with the very freshest ingredients, at a splendidly set table? Today I’m thrilled to share with you the recipes for a Veggie Casserole and a Spinach and Strawberry Salad that you’ll be excited to serve throughout the year.

My Easter Menu included a beautiful Rack of Lamb and Creamy Do Ahead Mashed Potatoes. For those recipes, please visit me at my website:   

https://moreismoremom.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/delicious-easter-recipes-and-a-beautiful-tablescape/

Veggie Casserole:

This is another one of those wonderful recipes that can be assembled the night before. Streamlining the process makes entertaining so much more enjoyable!

 

2 cups of potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes

3 cups of sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes

1 cup of carrots, peeled and chopped into small pieces

1 cup of red bell pepper, cored, sealed and chopped into small pieces

4 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp cracked black pepper

2 tsp coarse sea salt

6 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup red onion, thinly sliced

2 cups of zucchini, sliced into thin discs

3 cups of tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise, then sliced into horizontally

2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

½ cup of bread crumbs

In a large bowl, combine;

Potatoes

Sweet potatoes

Carrots

Red bell peppers

2 Tbsp oil

1 tsp cracked black pepper

1 tsp course sea salt

Butter a 13×9 baking dish

Evenly spread potato mixture in the baking dish

 

Evenly arrange the sliced onions over the potato mixture

Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of olive oil

Sprinkle with ½ tsp cracked black pepper and ½ tsp coarse sea salt

 

Evenly arrange the zucchini slices over the onions

 

Evenly arrange the tomato slices over the zucchini

Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of olive oil

Sprinkle with ½ tsp cracked black pepper and ½ tsp coarse sea salt

In a small bowl, combine;

Grated Parmesan

Bread crumbs

 

Evenly spread over the tomatoes

Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook

Pre-heat oven to 450°

Bake uncovered until the bread crumb mixture is a nice golden brown, approximately 45 minutes

 

Allow to set and cool

Slice and serve

Spinach and Strawberry Salad:

This salad has been a long time family favorite. My pal Judy introduced me to it when I was planning my first grown up dinner party. The secret to a great salad is a homemade dressing. While the fresh strawberries are so fantastic, I make this salad in the winter with candied cranberries.   

2 bags of washed spinach

2 pints of fresh strawberries hulled and sliced

In a jar, combine;

½ cups of sugar

2 Tbsp poppy seeds

1 tsp minced onions

½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

¼ tsp paprika

½ cup vegetable oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar

3-4 strawberries crushed

Shake well

 

Dress spinach and strawberries with vinaigrette

Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and pine nuts if you so desire, but it’s not necessary

Plate and serve

More fantastic side dishes, more fresh ingredients, more Easter celebrations…..

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Spring Fresh Veggie Casserole

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

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2 responses to “More Easter Recipes; Veggie Casserole and Spinach and Strawberry Salad!

  1. Excellent post thanks for sharing. I love sharing delicious recipes. Food is something we all can enjoy. Take care.

    Delicious Cod Recipe

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