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Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole

Family Dining (2 Adults and 2 Children)
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Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole - Easy preparation: The oven does most of the work!

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Nutritional values

Fennel and carrots contain about one third of the daily requirement of folic acid, which promotes cell renewal. The carrots provide plenty of beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. Both eyesight and skin benefit from this.

If you like it stronger: Use blue cheese for the casserole. Instead of fennel, peppers are also suitable. Peppers are a top supplier of vitamin C, with red vegetables in particular also scoring high on vitamin A.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie568 cal.(27 %)
Protein26 g(27 %)
Fat21 g(18 %)
Carbohydrates66 g(44 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage16 g(53 %)
Vitamin A3.3 mg(413 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E8.9 mg(74 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin7.3 mg(61 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate102 μg(34 %)
Pantothenic acid1.8 mg(30 %)
Biotin17.2 μg(38 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.5 μg(50 %)
Vitamin C49 mg(52 %)
Potassium935 mg(23 %)
Calcium726 mg(73 %)
Magnesium127 mg(42 %)
Iron7.5 mg(50 %)
Iodine62 μg(31 %)
Zinc5.3 mg(66 %)
Saturated fatty acids9.7 g
Uric acid112 mg
Cholesterol36 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 onion
6 carrots (about 600 grams)
1 Fennel bulb (about 250 grams)
1 Tbsp Canola oil
2 Tbsps Tomato paste
14 ozs day-old Whole Wheat Bread
7 ozs mild Cheese (such as butter cheese, 45% Fat)
½ cup
1 tsp butter
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Tomato pasteonioncarrotFennel bulbsalt

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Casserole dish (33 x 22 x 6 cm) (approximately 13 x 9x 2 inches), 1 Teaspoon, 1 wide Pot, 1 Brush, 1 Serrated knife

Preparation steps

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 1

Peel the onion and dice finely. Peel the carrots and also dice. 

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 2

Clean the fennel, quarter and cut into small dice.

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 3

Heat the oil in a pot and cook the onion over medium heat until translucent. Add the carrots and fennel and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 4

Stir in the tomato paste and cook briefly. Pour in 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) of water and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes.

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 5

Meanwhile, cut the bread into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) thick slices and remove the crusts.

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 6

Cut the cheese into thin slices.

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 7

Heat the milk in a large pot until lukewarm. Remove from heat and dip the bread slices into the milk to coat completely.  Brush a baking dish with the butter.

Hearty Vegetable-Bread Casserole preparation step 8

Fill the dish with alternating layers of bread, vegetables and cheese, ending with cheese. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) until bubbling and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.