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Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

A flavor-packed garlic and herb sauce tops this delicious, veggie-packed Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole making this one dish hard to resist!

Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

As a parent, I have spent so much time repeating myself.
“Wipe your nose!” “Wipe your nose!” “Wipe your nose!”
“Eat your veggies!” “Eat your veggies!” “Eat your veggies!”
“Do your dishes!” “Do your dishes!” “Do your dishes!”

And, I thought that most of that repetition had to happen because I wasn’t being listened to in the first place. But, I seemed to have thought wrong.

You see, a couple of months ago (a few months shy of her 18th birthday) my daughter told me that she was taking my advice to “eat her veggies to heart and becoming a vegetarian!

Easy Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole #scrubseason

So, I have tried my best to play the role of a supportive parent. I have made and remade favorites like spinach and chickpea curry and lentil shakshuka. And, I have added in a few new concoctions like this Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole to our dinner menu.

Delicious Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

This casserole includes:
– A super easy, herb and garlic tomato sauce,
– Caramelized onion and ginger flavored veggie crumbles (you could use ground turkey or chicken if you wanted to make this a non-vegetarian dish),
– A generous helping of carrots, green pepper and celery, and
– A super cheesy top to finish it all off.

Now, this Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole involves quite a few steps – and you will dirty more than one pan – but, it is so jam-packed with flavor, the extra steps and elbow grease are so worth it!

Easy dinner idea: Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

Besides, I got lucky and my daughter even offered to do the dishes AND clean up my mess! It might have taken 18 years, but am gonna call that a parenting win!

Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole for dinner

My daughter had a little help in her dish washing and clean up duties with the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge, that I had picked up from my local Walmart store. As she knew that the Green pad on Scotch-Brite™ Brand products meant they were for Heavy Duty cleaning and could help remove tough, baked-on messes on pots, pans, oven racks, grill racks, tools, tires, and sinks 50% faster than other competitive sponges, she used them to clean up the casserole baking pan and the oven racks where the cheese oozed out.

Since she also knew that the Blue pad on Scotch-Brite™ Brand products meant those products were for cleaning non-scratch surfaces like non-Stick cookware, counter tops, cook tops, tubs, shower tile, windows, and dishes, she used this pad to clean up the sauce pan with the sauce, the counters and the cook tops.

Cheesy and tasty Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

Scotch-Brite™ Brand products have the Right Tools for Every Surface – which can make cleaning your home easier and faster!
You can find them down the cleaning aisle at your local Walmart, along with the dish detergents and mops.
A 3-Pack is valued at $2.96, a 6-Pack at $5.48 and a 9-Pack at $7.97.

Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole #scrubseason

Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A flavor-packed garlic and herb sauce tops this delicious, veggie-packed Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole making this one dish hard to resist!

Ingredients

For the Herbed Garlic Tomato Sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1/2 a basil leaf chopped
  • 1 teaspoon parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • EVOO

For the Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

  • Herbed Garlic Tomato Sauce
  • 12 oz package of veggie crumbles (or you can use ground turkey or chicken if you don't need this to be vegetarian
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 stalks celery
  • EVOO
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • parsley and chili flakes for garnish

Instructions

For the Herbed Garlic Tomato Sauce:

  1. Place the garlic and oil in a pan and place it over a low flame.
  2. Stir the garlic around, keeping an eye on it not to brown/burn
  3. Meanwhile, squish or chop the whole tomatoes and pour them into the garlic evoo
  4. Ad in the herbs and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Keep it on longer if you want a thicker sauce.

For the Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole

  1. Add the evoo to an oven safe pan with the chopped onion and cook till onion begins to caramelize
  2. Add in the ginger
  3. Add in the veggie crumbles and saute for a couple of minutes
  4. Then add in the carrots, green pepper and celery and saute a couple of minutes.
  5. Top with cheese and pop the pan into an oven heated to 375 oven for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Garnish and enjoy
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 282Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 52mgSodium 398mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 6gSugar 10gProtein 17g

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Ann

Sunday 27th of November 2016

My daughter is a vegetarian and I am always looking for new recipes that the non-vegetarians in our family will also like. This recipe looks great, but where can I buy "veggie crumbles"?

Ala

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

This casserole seriously has everything I could ever want in one place, especially those caramelized onions!! Count me in--and how do I sign up for a Thanksgiving meal at your place again? ;)

Michelle

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

That looks so good! I can totally see us enjoying this...and setting the kids to work on cleaning, too! #client

Mary

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

It's look so delicious and i want to try it even though i'm not a vegetarian. And it's very nice of you to a support your daughter to make this Cheesy Tomato Veggie Crumble Casserole for her. Thansk for your recipe, and i'll try it for dinner!!!

Kelly

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

That's awesome to know that your daughter was listening to all of your advice. Love how supportive you are! This yummy veggie casserole looks like the ultimate comforting meal! And Happy Thanksgiving to you both too!! :)