Yes, you can do oven roasted vegetables and cheese using frozen vegetables. I live 30 minutes from the closest store and running into town to the grocery store is not always economical. Therefore, I need to have a full pantry and freezer.
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Easy Weeknight Side Dish
Oven roasted vegetables are the perfect weeknight side dish for many meals. When you have them on hand; even in the freezer, they cook up quickly and taste delicious. This recipe requires very little preparation.
Let the oven do the work for you.
Roasted Frozen Vegetables
Often, I arrive home from work at 6:30-7:00 pm. The family is hungry and I am tired. As moms, we want to serve our family homemade meals that are healthy and taste good too. This is one of those go-to side dishes that satisfy everyone. If there exists an easier weeknight side than roasted vegetables made using frozen vegetables, I’d love to hear about it. If I have the fresh vegetables, I will use that too. However, that is even more work as it has to be washed , dried, and chopped. If I start from frozen, I need to cut open the bag and I am ready to start my recipe.
Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetables
This was one of our recent family meals. I got home from work a bit early, used the oven, and we enjoyed a delicious family meal. This did not require much work on my end.
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Here are the recipes. The Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin recipe can be found here. So juicy and moist with a sweet and smokey flavor. These mashed potatoes are so flavorful, they could almost be eaten without gravy. Sometimes I just add a dab of butter and eat them that way. Here is the mashed potatoes recipe.
Frozen vegetables transform in the oven to a caramelized, sweet, perfect weeknight side dish.
Change up the Flavors of Roasted Vegetables
Cheese is optional. So is the types of cheese that you use. Change up the type of cheese combinations that you use to bring out different flavors of the vegetables. The cheese is optional. Oven roasted veggies are delicious on their own. However, we live in Wisconsin – need I say more about cheese?
Try various types of vegetable combinations – find your favorite. This recipe is made from the California Blend. Broccoli and cauliflower are always a hit. Then there is the Italian Blend Vegetables another vegetable variation that includes snap peas and peppers too.
Help your Family Love their Vegetables
I hope that you give roasting frozen vegetables a try. It saves me time and work. I save the weekends for the fresh veggies.
Oven Roasted Vegetables and Cheese
- 32 Oz. California Blend Vegetables Frozen or (fresh broccoli, sliced carrots, cauliflower)
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 1/2 Tsp. Pepper
- 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded
- 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese Fresh and Shredded or even the kind from the jar -use what you have on hand.
- Line a 9 X 13 cake pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. This helps the cheese not stick. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the frozen vegetables, oil, salt, and pepper. Mix to incorporate the oil, salt, and pepper with the vegetables. Cook uncovered for 40 minutes.
- Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese over the top of the vegetables and cook for another 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove and enjoy with your meal.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.