Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake

Who needs chicken when you have veggies covered in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, right?  Believe me, I love spicy wings as much as the next guy but I also love my veggies and probably don’t eat as many as I should.

So remedy that by adding some buffalo sauce to a mixture of potatoes, celery, carrots, and topping it all with shredded cheese and blue cheese.  And you have yourself a winner in this veggie bake.

Right before Christmas, Paul and I received our first KitchenAid stand mixer attachment.  The box was actually complete with a few different attachments – the food grinder attachment, fruit & vegetable strainer and the slice/shred attachment.  And let me tell you, we have never had such an easy time slicing cheese.  Especially for a casserole or veggie bake like this one – it literally takes 30 seconds flat and it’s done.

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake

And as soon as we get moved and settled into our new home (more on that today!), I will be trying out the other attachments too.  Believe it or not, with all of this talk about veggies, I’m dying to make my own ground meat!

This veggie bake is simple – combine any veggies you have, with whatever cheeses you like, throw it all together into a casserole dish, top with the sauce, the cheeses and bake.  Simple and crowd-pleasing.  Perfect for a side dish – or add some cooked chicken or chicken sausage for a one-dish meal!

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake

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Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake Recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 1 hour 30 min

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake with potatoes, carrots, celery, shredded cheese and a spicy buffalo sauce.

Ingredients:

2 pounds potatoes (I used sweet potatoes and red potatoes)
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
3 Tbs. grapeseed oil
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste
3 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded
3 ounces Colby-jack cheese, shredded
3 ounces blue cheese crumbles

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish. I spray mine with oil using my Misto sprayer.

Place the potatoes, celery, carrots and green onions in the baking dish and toss to combine.

In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce, oil, brown sugar, vinegar and salt and pepper. Pour over the veggies in the baking dish and stir to evenly coat. Spread the white cheddar cheese in an even layer, followed by the Colby-Jack cheese, followed by the blue cheese crumbles.

Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes, until the veggies are tender. Remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubble.

Cassie’s notes:
I meant to toss the blue cheese into the sauce before pouring it over the veggies, but spaced it out. So I ended up putting it on top. Feel free to stir some into the sauce and then sprinkle some over the top as well.

If you prefer to make this a main dish instead of a side, toss in some sliced chicken sausage with the veggies and bake as directed.

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake |

Disclaimer: KitchenAid provided me with the mixer attachments for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links.  

 

46 Responses to “Buffalo and Blue Cheese Veggie Bake”

  1. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — January 30, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    The only food my husband misses since going meat free is buffalo chicken. I need to try this out on him to see if it will curb his craving!

  2. #
    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — January 30, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    I must try this! My husband is obsessed with buffalo, franks red hot and blue cheese!!

  3. #
    Terra — January 30, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    This is a fun recipe, and sounds delicious! I agree, no need for chicken, the hot sauce is fabulous on almost everything:-) What a fun recipe to enjoy during Super Bowl:-) Hugs, Terra

  4. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 30, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    Yummeee!! I love Franks sauce, so good on loads of stuff :)

  5. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — January 30, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    When I first glanced at the photo it looked like nachos but since you added veggies it’s totally healthy! I really really really need to lose some baby weight!

  6. #
    Kristi Rimkus — January 30, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    Great idea! How can you miss with hot sauce and blue cheese!

  7. #
    katie — January 30, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Oh my… this looks so sinful yet semi-healthy because of the veggies! I too love Franks sauce.

  8. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 30, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    I love ALL THE THINGS about this recipe. Going on my must-make list!

  9. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — January 30, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Oh heavens YES! I am obsessed with anything involving Buffalo sauce. Yum!

  10. #
    leslie — January 30, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Oh my..your right..who needs chicken??!!!!!!!

  11. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 30, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    Oh momma! This looks SO GOOD!

  12. #
    megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 30, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Oh, this looks good! And I don’t own any kitchenAid attachments… yet! I’ve been eyeing some, but haven’t taken the plunge yet :)

  13. #
    Kathryn — January 30, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    This sounds really tasty (& I love those Kitchen Aid attachments!)

  14. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — January 30, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    So yummy! I always need a way to eat more veggies too!

  15. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — January 30, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    What a fun and creative take on buffalo wings!!!! You know I’m all about veggie-filled dishes. Love this!

  16. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 30, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    This looks like an awesome healthy twist on a classic football flavor. And really, with Frank’s buffalo sauce and cheese nvolved, I know it’s going to be a winner!

  17. #
    sarah k @ the pajama chef — January 30, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    franks is great on anything! my husband pours some on the frozen veggies he takes to work as part of his lunch everyday (he’s so good…he knows to take a fruit + veggie in his lunch every day, even when i don’t make his lunch for him). :)

  18. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — January 30, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    I’ve been wondering if these attachments were worth the investment. I got the pasta roller and some cutters for Christmas and love them!

  19. #
    a farmer in the dell — January 30, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I love this! you are brilliant for swapping the chicken for veggies! I am definitely trying this!

  20. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 30, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Whoo-hoo! I’m totally making this on Sunday!! And that Kitchen Aid attachment is awesome!

  21. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 30, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I love a veggie bake, this looks so great!

  22. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 30, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Oh wow – this looks sinful! Will definitely have to make this stat! And I am really in need of that attachment!

  23. #
    Cookbook Queen — January 30, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    Now these are the kind of vegetables I can get behind!!

  24. #
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — January 30, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Never thought I’d say this, but those are some sexy vegetables!

  25. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — January 30, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    This is totally going on the dinner menu soon! My mouth is watering just looking at this.

  26. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — January 30, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    hoooooooly sh@(#$*(#*$@#$

  27. #
    Jess @ On Sugar Mountain — January 30, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    Looks like the best way to enjoy veggies for game day this sunday! :D

  28. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — January 30, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    We are on the same wave length today! <3

  29. #
    Angie — January 30, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    This is a great healthy version for the big day, love it!

  30. #
    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — January 30, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    OMG I need this in my life NOW! I totally mixed Frank’s and Ranch today for my salad. Best salad dressing ever!

  31. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — January 30, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    yes yes yes!!! love everything about this!

  32. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 30, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    These are my kind of veggies!

  33. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 30, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    that shredder looks amazing. i need it! love this buffalo and blue cheese VEGGIE bake – how brilliant!! you totally DON’T need chicken with this!

  34. #
    Tracey — January 30, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    Buffalo veggies?!? I love it! I have my eye on the KA pasta attachment, they have so many great ones.

  35. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 30, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    This looks completely awesome, Cassie. Love that blue cheese and Frank’s!!

  36. #
    Marly — January 31, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I love vegetarian (and vegan) versions of comfort foods. This one looks great!

  37. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — January 31, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    I have never had Franks sauce! But I really want some now so I can make this! And I dont even care that there isnt any meat in here. I could eat that entire casserole dish full!

  38. #
    Yvonne @ bitter baker — January 31, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Mmm, this looks great! There’s nothing like a good portion of veggies and cheese :) Look forward to the SEO series today, also!

  39. #
    ashley - baker by nature — January 31, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, girl… I MUST make this over the weekend!

  40. #
    Jamie — January 31, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    Now there’s a way to get my hubby to eat his veggies!

  41. #
    Meghan — February 1, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    Um, this looks awesome girl!! I’ll take this veggie bake over wings any day!

  42. #
    Deborah — February 1, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

    I love this idea!! What a great way to eat more veggies, too!

  43. #
    Shaina — February 9, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    This sounds delightful. I always eat all the celery out of the buffalo wings basket, anyway.

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