Veggie Cheese Squares


I developed this recipe in my kitchen one busy afternoon when I looked in the fridge and there wasn't much there. With no time to shop, I used what I had. Now this nice and easy dish is a suppertime standby.--Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups fresh broccoli florets

  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. In a skillet, saute the broccoli, red pepper and garlic in oil. Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, 3/4 cup cheese, thyme and salt; mix well. Pour over the broccoli mixture.

  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.