Sometimes, baked vegetables prepared in a wrong way can taste bland. This usually happens when there are no spices or additives added to them. Depending on the type of vegetables you bake, you can go for various spices to accompany them, from chili, through rosemary to thyme or garlic.
You can use not only spices to flavour your vegetables but also other vegetables in various forms, cheese, milk, yoghurt or sauces – these all combine perfectly with vegetables. Personally, I like preparing vegetables as a casserole very much. Casserole is a food prepared in a dish, which is simply called casserole dish or casserole pan. This food can be almost anything such as vegetables, meat or a mixture of both. The ingredients can be layered or mixed and you can combine them with a sauce.
On that note, let me share with you a good tip – a simple recipe for a casserole made from leek. For making this leek casserole, you will need fresh, medium-sized leeks, seasoning and sauce made from yoghurt, cream cheese and Parmesan. All the ingredients are baked under a breadcrumbs coating. This leek casserole can be served as a dinner or lunch.
Ingredients for leek casserole.
- 4 medium-sized leeks
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 eggs
- 150 g cream cheese
- 100 g natural yoghurt
- 50 g Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
- a pinch of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of salt
How to make leek casserole.
Wash the leeks, then cut them in halves. Put them into a pot, add a teaspoon of salt and cook for 7-8 minutes. Once done, drain the leeks and let them cool down.
Combine the eggs, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, yogurt and a pinch of pepper in a bowl.
Melt the butter and when it is liquid, add the breadcrumbs to it. Mix it.
Arrange the leeks in a casserole dish and pour the mixture from the bowl over them. Thoroughly sprinkle the top with the breadcrumbs and butter mixture.
Transfer the dish into an oven preheated to 180 degrees Celsius. Bake for 40 minutes.
Good to know when making leek casserole.
While washing the leeks, make sure that their leaves are thoroughly washed. It happens often that there is soil between them.
Cut off and discard about 4 centimetres from the top of each leek. Do the same with their bottom, but there cut off only one centimetre. This bottom part is usually hard and should not go into the casserole.
Do you like leek? If so, try our recipe for Leek salad.