Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 2, 2015

Foodie Corner – 2015 – Post #17 – Sneaky Veggies

My motto used to be “If it didn’t get done in the microwave, it didn’t get done.” I’ve since learned to use my electric oven and its four-burner cooktop. But …

Foodie Corner – 2015 – Post #17 – Sneaky Veggies

What is your favorite way to sneak vegetables into winter comfort food?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Dice up (1/4 inch cubes) celery, carrots, onions, bell peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, or mushrooms–or any combination of these. Add 1/4c per serving of these while browning the flour-and-butter roux (any type of roux), before deglazing the pan of its flavor bits and before adding in the main liquid. Chunky gravies/sauces are the perfect bases for casseroles, soups, and pot pies, or for pouring over chicken and meatloaf. Enjoy.


  1. My husband doesn’t like mixing food so the veggies are usually in a side dish. The exception being broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole

    • Broccoli casserole is a great option, Linda. Another way to sneak in veggies is to puree them in the food processor. Then, add them to the gravy or sauce before cooking. Cheers, Ashley

  2. We don’t have winter comforting food where we live. And we eat veggies as a side dish. But this is a good recipe to store and experiment with.Thanks for sharing !

    • Always play with your food, susieshy45! Cheers, Ashley

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