I attempted a veggie bake, the other day, and must admit, I liked it more than I like a bake with meat in it. of course, anything with cheese is nothing but soul food. So I lapped it all up- with or without meat.
I used Broccoli, asparagus, baby corn, fresh sweet corn shavings, potato (par boiled), peas, French beans, carrots, bell pepper- yellow and red- for the color.
Sauté diced chopped garlic (2-3 garlic pods) along with the diced vegetables in 2 tbsps olive oil for about 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle Thyme and Basil over it.
Lay it out as a bed on an oven proof dish.
Pour white sauce over it (method given below).
Grate cheese evenly over the bed of vegetables. I used Cheddar cheese.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 F for about 1/2 hour or till the cheese browns evenly.
Serve with Garlic bread.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour/maida
1-2 cups Milk
Sugar- 2 to three pinches.
Optional: 1/2 cheese cube grated.
Ooooooohhh la la!!