Casserole is an oven-baked dish. The ingredients for a casserole are layered or mixed together and baked, usually with sauce and often with cheese as well. Casserole can be made only from vegetables but can have meat added to it as well.
What sauce should you use when making casserole? Here, the selection is quite broad, because tomato sauce, béchamel, cheese sauce, cream, garlic sauce and many others will all work well with both vegetables and meat.
In the casserole, for which you can find the recipe below, I combined sweet potatoes and broccoli with milk and cream. I seasoned the casserole with garlic and thyme. I encourage you to prepare this dish and serve it either for lunch or dinner.
Ingredients for sweet potato and broccoli casserole.
- 500 g peeled sweet potatoes
- 300 g broccoli
- 150 g cheese
- 2 tablespoons of cheese for sprinkling the casserole
- 150 ml cream (30%)
- 400 ml milk
- 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 big cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme
How to make sweet potato and broccoli casserole.
Dice the peeled potatoes and divide the broccoli into medium-sized florets. Put the chopped vegetables into a large bowl, add the grated cheese, milk, cream, salt, pepper, garlic and thyme. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly, then put them into an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the ingredients with cheese on top and cover the dish with aluminium foil or a lid. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees Celsius and when hot, put the casserole in. Bake it for one hour, covered, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 15 minutes.
Serve the casserole by itself or as a side dish.
Good to know when making sweet potato and broccoli casserole.
Any type of cheese can be used when making this casserole. I usually select Gouda or Ementaler.
What to serve a sweet potato and broccoli casserole with? The casserole tastes very good on its own, without any garnish, especially when you want a fairly light dish. Served as an addition, it works best with roasted chicken thighs and minced meat. It can also be served with rice, groats or couscous.
Do you like casseroles with vegetables and meat? If so, try our recipe for Pancake casserole.