Pre-cheesed frozen veggies and instant mashed are what allow us to have a cheesy trio in which cheese is NOT one of the three ingredients!
One 24-oz. bag (about 6 cups) frozen Green Giant Family Size Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce
1 pouch Betty Crocker Cheddar & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
2 cups frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or Morningstar Farms)
Optional: salt, black pepper, additional spices
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place contents of the veggies & sauce bag in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave for 8 – 10 minutes, until mostly thawed.
Meanwhile, in a medium-large bowl, combine contents of potato pouch with 2 cups hot water, and stir until thickened. Set aside.
Spray an 8″ X 8″ baking pan with non-stick spray. Add soy crumbles to the pan and evenly distribute along the bottom. Evenly spoon saucy vegetables over the soy crumbles. Evenly top with potato mixture, using a spatula or spoon to smooth out the surface.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until filling is hot and potato layer is slightly crispy.
Divide into sixths. If you like, season to taste with salt, pepper, and additional spices. Enjoy!
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
*PER SERVING (1/6th of recipe): 139 calories, 2.5g fat, 842mg sodium, 22g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 10g protein
If you prefer to use ground beef or turkey instead of the soy crumbles, you can brown it ahead of time. Be sure you drain it, and blot it with paper towels to remove as much of the oil as possible. But I DO suggest trying it with the soy crumbles first, it is delicious!
Happy Cooking, Everyone!
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