Veg-All Casserole

This recipe has been posted on Lime Green Kitchen but I’m adding it here so I can include it in the recipe index.  We love this recipe and we’re having it tonight!

This recipe is not low fat, nor is it low cal, though you could probably make some adjustments. But, it’s very good, very easy and leftovers are even better!

Ingredients:

2 cans Veg-all, drained
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can sliced Water Chestnuts
1 cup Mayonnaise
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 med. onion, chopped
2 T. butter
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Saute onion in butter. Mix all ingredients except Ritz Crackers. Crush crackers and sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Whoa Judy. It sounds delicious but I think of what Tom’s heart rehab nurse said….if it tastes really good, spit it out. Not that healthy food can’t taste good….and I’m not trying to insult you… mayonnaise, canned soup, cheese and butter sounds dangerous to me. You haven’t talked about Vince’s health scare lately. I’m hoping that it was a fluke thing and nothing that you’ll need to worry about again.

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      says

      I’m surely not disputing your doctor’s advice but my grandparents ate foods that are considered so unhealthy today — always had a cake or pie around, bacon every morning for breakfast, whole milk, pork and beef for lunch and dinner, real butter, lots of fried foods and they both lived into their late 90’s with never having any heart problems. They ate fresh veggies too and they worked hard so I don’t concern myself a whole lot about mayonnaise, cheese, butter and the like. I know they ate way smaller portions than most of us eat today. Honestly, I love good food and am not giving any of it up. I do try to eat smaller portions and I have cut out a lot of desserts but for real food . . we never eat out, no fast food and otherwise, we eat pretty much what we want.

      Vince passed all his tests and hasn’t had any other problems. Thanks for asking.

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    says

    So I’ve never heard of Veg-all. I’m guessing canned mixed veggies? Is it a regional food? Sounds delicious though.

    We’re pretty careful with what we eat, but once a year (Superbowl Sunday) I make buttermilk fried chicken with cream gravy, mashed potatoes, and biscuits. Sometimes you just want to enjoy your food without worrying about calories…

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    says

    sounds interesting! No meat or noodles in it though? I agree with you on the food – my grandparents ate the same and both lived into their 90’s and were very healthy up until the end. And, they ate almost all canned soups and other ”convenience” food almost entirely for the last 20 years.

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    Helen says

    I’m going to keep my eyes open when I go shopping, I am fascinated by the name Veg-all and what I saw on the web-site. Substituting some low fat/ low cal ingredients can be done sometimes, but eating small portions of the “real thing” avoids some of the weird stuff that we wouldn’t eat if we knew it was in the processed products that are low fat / low cal.

    Hopefully I will get to sew tomorrow, today I had to do some shopping. In one of my Bees we are swapping blocks this year, I am trying to clean out some of the scraps that I have saved up, they are harder for me to deal with than leftover food, lol. Many of the quilts that I have made this year have yielded scraps -particularly from the backs. What do you do with all the scraps that you create? There have been days recently when I have become very frustrated by trying to tame the scrap stash!

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    Margery Jansonius says

    I have never heard of Veg-All? Sounds like a good recipe to keep for emergencies.
    Thanks for all your recipes and good quilting tips..
    Marge

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    June Piper-Brandon says

    I had to google Veg-All. I wonder if you couldn’t substitute frozen mixed vegetables for the canned ones. We never have canned vegetables in the house but I always have a package of frozen mixed veg. This loos sinful. I made your refrigerator cookies and they were a huge hit, so much so that I have to make them again (already).

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    says

    This is very similar to a broccoli casserole recipe that I make! Just made for a family supper on Sunday and they love it. The recipe has been around for a long time. My aunt gave it to me originally.

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    Sandy says

    It sounds very good. For those concerned about the fat or calories, you could surely make adjustments using reduced fat or fat free cheese/mayo/mushroom soup and cut back on the butter. The medical society told us not to eat eggs either and now they say it doesn’t hurt to have an egg every day. Eggs won’t raise your cholesterol. The same with diabetics told not to eat sweets. It is the total carbohydrates I believe is what you have to watch, not just the sugar. Life is meant to be enjoyed and like you Judy, have what you want and just eat smaller portions or cut back on something else. I totally agree with you.