Veggie Bean Alfredo Casserole
Veggie Bean Alfredo Casserole contains healthy vegetables and garbanzo beans which adds nutrients, protein, and fiber to the meal. This dish has the taste of a holiday comfort food but has great healthy veggies for ingredients. It is grain free but does contain dairy products. This vegetable side dish is a perfect addition to any holiday or winter meal. Vegetarian comfort food dish that is delicious. Enjoy comfort food with a great wallop of fiber from many vegetables and garbanzo beans (or hummus).
- 2 cups Shaved Brussel Sprouts
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup cauliflower florets cut small
- 1 small carton mushrooms, fresh small carton, sliced, then cut slices in half
- 1 14 oz. can medium artichoke hearts drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1 cup garbanzo beans drained and pureed in a food processor or plain classic hummus
- 1 1/4 cups Alfredo sauce I used @Prego Homestyle Alfredo Sauce but any brand could be used.
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/3 cups Fried Onions @French's Fried Onions
Chop up the yellow pepper, onion, cauliflower, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts. Combine 6 vegetables in a large bowl and stir.
Puree garbanzo beans in a food processor. Or use prepared plain classic hummus.
Pour the Alfredo sauce in medium size bowl. Add the pureed garbanzo beans (or hummus), milk, and parmesan cheese to the Alfredo sauce and stir.
Add the black pepper to the sauce and stir.
Add sauce to the veggies and stir well. Spray a glass 2 quart rectangular pan with cooking spray and pour veggie and sauce mixture into the pan. Spread to make an even layer.
Cook at 400 degrees for 55 minutes. Sprinkle 1 1/3 cups @French fried onions across the top of the casserole and cook for 10 more minutes or until the onions are golden and the sauce is bubbling.
I've made this yummy casserole with and without cauliflower and it is good either way. I would however avoid using the cauliflower crumbles in this recipe as the smaller pieces of cauliflower give the dish a bit of a grainy texture. My recommendations are to keep the cauliflower florets in small bite size pieces or skip the cauliflower altogether if preferred. I like to add the cauliflower however to add another vegetable and therefore more fiber to the dish. The flavors of the vegetables blend well together and none of them overpower the flavor of this side dish.
The recipe could be made with light Alfredo sauce to reduce the fat and calories.