Vegetable Dishes

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

What’s that amazing smell floating through... drawing the family into the kitchen? It’s coming from the crock pot, and they’ll be begging for more after the first bite. These creamy, scrumptious mashed potatoes are so good you’ll wish you’d made more!

  • 5 lb. potatoes
  • (1) 8-oz. ctn. sour cream
  • (1) 8-oz pkg. cream cheese
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Milk to taste
  • Butter to taste

Boil potatoes until you can easily fork through them. Add sour cream to cream cheese, garlic salt, milk and butter. Mix all together. Put in crock pot on LOW. Potatoes are ready when warmed.

Parmesan Potatoes

Parmesan Potatoes

Uncle Joe made this recipe up his own self! (And, seriously, if it has potatoes and butter it HAS to taste SCRUMPTIOUS!) Amounts are approximate...

  • Potatoes with skins
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Butter

Wash 1 large potato per serving. Cut potatoes like large French fries. Put in microwave dish with water. Microwave 2 minutes per potato. Drain. Add 1 Tbsp. of butter and 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese per serving. Microwave until done, 2 to 3 minutes more per potato.

Herbed Carrots

Herbed Carrots

There must be thousands of recipes that use carrots in them, but here’s a favorite that features the carrot in all its glory. Make no mistake... this is no run of the mill dish. A gourmet taste with no special training required!

  • 6 to 8 medium carrots, pared & cut into 3-inch sticks
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp. grated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup fine bread or cracker crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • Dash of paprika

Cook carrots in a little water until tender. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and discard the rest. Arrange carrots in a shallow baking dish. Mix together mayonnaise, horseradish, onion, salt, pepper and reserved liquid. Pour over carrots. Mix together crumbs, melted butter and paprika, and sprinkle over top. Bake in 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Cheesy Green Beans

Cheesy Green Beans

Quick? Easy? AND Delicious? Check, check and check! This recipe for Cheesy Green Beans blends the smoky flavor and crunch of bacon with the freshness of green beans and creamy smooth cheese. One helping will have you wondering why you ever settled for that green bean casserole that used to be your favorite!

  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 16-oz. pkg. cut green beans
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 3/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • (1) 16-oz. jar Cheez Whiz

Cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Crumble bacon. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Cook beans as directed on package and drain well. Add mushrooms and onion to reserved 1/4 drippings in skillet. Cook and stir on medium/high heat 10 minutes and drain. Add bacon, hot cooked green beans and pepper. Mix lightly.

Spoon into 2-quart serving dish. Heat Cheez Whiz as directed on label. Pour over green bean mixture. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons of bacon. Makes 10 servings.

Calico Beans

Calico Beans

Beans and camping... they were made for each other. Just revisit "Blazing Saddles." (On second thought, maybe not.) All joking aside, it is a simple recipe, tastes great and provides a nice mix of protein and carbs to give you the energy you need for any activity your KZ camping trip brings your way.

This is a new twist on baked beans, always a hit at potlucks and leftovers freeze well.

  • (1) 16 oz. can of pork & beans, not drained
  • (1) 16 oz. can of butter beans, drained, rinsed
  • (1) 16 oz. can green beans or pinto beans drained, rinsed
  • (1) 16 oz. can kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 2 large onions

Cut bacon into small pieces; fry in a large skillet. Drain bacon on paper towel reserving grease. Slice onions and fry in grease until transparent. Drain on paper towel. Remove grease from skillet. In same skillet, mix together:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard

Bring to a boil, then add beans, onion and bacon. Mix together. Place in pan and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees.