Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Calico Corn Bake



This dish is a nod and a wink to Springtime.

Gosh, we could really use Spring weather around here...

Mother Nature is laughing right now, because she is sending another blizzard our way....not funny.



Luckily, with just a few ingredients, you can be dreaming that there is warmer weather right around the corner, because this dish is chock full of color and flavor, reminiscent of Spring and all the fresh veggies popping up!

It's a great side dish or even main dish with a nice salad. So creamy and comforting, hot out of the oven, but eats like a tender cheesy veggie frittata cold the next day. 

Either way, it's delicious and a real winner!


This is a breeze to make, using frozen corn even. It's chopped onions, peppers and zucchini, sautéed briefly, and then a cheesy custard base is poured over and baked! I'm certain in the hotter months this dish could be microwaved or even just finished on the stove. 

I just know my family loved it and it's becoming a much requested dish. I can just see the possibilities to change it up with all kinds of vegetables. I seriously can't wait to experiment with this when our garden explodes this summer!



So let's get chopping and get ready to hear all the compliments!






INGREDIENTS 

3 cups frozen corn
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 cup zucchini, cut into 1/2" cubes
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup half and half or whole milk
2 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese



DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350F.
Heat a large oven proof saute pan or cast iron pan over medium-high heat to melt butter, saute onions for 2-3 minutes. 
Add in corn and peppers, saute for another 2-3 minutes. 
Add in zucchini, salt and pepper, and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Meanwhile, In bowl beat eggs with half and half, stir in cheese.
Pour egg mixture over veggies and stir to combine
Bake in 350F oven for 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and outer edge comes out clean. 
Let cool slightly before serving.


Enjoy!



  This recipe is shared on Link parties. Also shared on http:// www.thecountrycook.net and http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/ and http://www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com and http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/