Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Potato & Cabbage Casserole and Merry Christmas Wishes

The season of cheer and merriment is here. Christmas signifies the birth of hope and good tidings. I wish all the readers a very merry christmas

Hope the year ahead bestows you with all blessings, fills you up with love & sunshine and heralds a new beginning !


Besides drenching in the holiday mood the day is dotted with binging on all things dear.

Cheesy, golden crusty,and full of veggies-doesn't that sound wonderful ? It is a creamy surprise every bite !

My daughter loves cheesy potato casserole and when I spotted a recipe with cabbages and carrots in the cheesy dish, I decided to make the same for a good afternoon lunch. The recipe is from the book Simply Vegetarian and is a gift from Valarmathi in her recent giveaway. This is a perfect Christmassy festive Menu and a sure kid pleaser :)

Here's How:-

Cook the potato  and mash until smooth. I pressure cooked the same. Alternately you can cook it in a deep bottomed dish until softened. Beat with milk and half the butter. Season it with salt & pepper.  Mash again

Boil water with little salt in 2 different bowls and cook the cabbage and carrots separately. Drain well. Combine the cabbage with potatoes and let it become a smoothy mash. Melt the remaining butter and cook onion over medium heat until softened. It need not brown. Preheat the oven to 375 F /190 C  and grease a shallow ovenproof dish.

Spread a layer of mashed potato-cabbage mix in the bottom. Layer onion on it and top it with carrot. Repeat the layering and finish it off with a layer of potatoes.Generously grate cheddar cheese on top.Bake for 45 minutes or till the top is golden and crusty.

Remove and serve hot - E.N.J.O.Y


  1. wow!! Priya you just inspired me to make a casserole i ve never made one before but yours looks spot on!! What bliss it would be to indulge in this on a cold winter s day

  2. love the casserole.. never made it.. will try soon

  3. Wow, perfect bake Priya Sreeram. My kids would love this very much. Making this ASAP and thanks for sharing this wonderful bake.

  4. yummilicious awesome and droolworthy.

  5. my leasing office lady and another lady i met here were saying casseroles were the staple or native spl, and i was wondering how we could make one veggie. this looks wow..will try it soon..but isn't it lil bland for our tastes? do you have any sides for this?

    1. Casserole served as main (one pot dish) but it need not be the only dish. I had actually made Spicy Tomato Rice and some soup besides it and guess what the rice tasted swell with the cheesy dish. You can make some stir fried vegetables ,a salad or soup to complement the casserole. Samyu actually had a big bowl of the casserole besides some soup. I think it would be perfect for the wintry nights. Is it bland -I don't think so; lots of pepper and the sharp tasting cheddar actually doesn't make it bland. Since you eat hot, straight from the oven you do not notice anything else other than the cheesy, mushy yumness :)

  6. Perfectly done and mouth watering....A Merry Christmas to you too...

  7. Wow !!! Yummy...

  8. Yummy and inviting !!join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog here : http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.in/2012/12/fast-food-poha-aval-flattened-rice.html

  9. wow!! Savory Christmas bake!! The thought never struck! :D Lovely casserole Pri! Although I myself have never tried it.. My parents are the thair saadham category! :D

  10. Happy natal dear....yummy recipe 4 celebration..........

  11. Looks amazing! That too this cheeesy the kids must simply love them! First time on your space Priya...