Winter Wonderland Casserole

Winter Wonderland CasseroleWinter Wonderland Casserole

Oh my but it’s cold up here in the North; and soup seems to be the “go to”meal to keep the chill off! But when your soup bowl has runneth over and you need a change, try my Winter Wonderland Casserole. My Winter Wonderland Casserole is chuck full of golden organic potatoes, organic shallots, leeks, carrots and healthy organic broccoli. My Winter Wonderland Casserole is flavored with naturally cured heritage ham and wrapped up in a rich Alfredo sauce laced with flat leaf parsley! My Winter Wonderland Casserole is real “up north” comfort food! You can make this casserole without the naturally cured ham for a vegetarian rendition; just add greens and more vegetables if you like. You can substitute the ham with chunks of chicken or turkey breast for another variation. However you make my Winter Wonderland Casserole you are sure to feel the comfort! Enjoy!

 

2 lbs organic golden potatoes, scrubbed and sliced

1 large organic leek, sliced white and green

2-3 organic shallots, peeled and sliced 

2-3 organic carrots, scrubbed and sliced 

3 organic baby red peppers, sliced

2 cups organic broccoli florets and chopped stalks

1 cup cubed naturally cured ham

1 jar organic Alfredo sauce and 1/4 cup water 

1 bunch organic flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped 

1teaspoon dried thyme

1teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes 

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 

Just a dash of salt

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 

3 tablespoons cold butter, sliced

1/4 cup of no salt broth

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the panko, butter and broth

Transfer to a large casserole pan coated with a bit of olive oil

Add the broth

Top casserole with panko breadcrumbs and slices of butter

Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit 

Pop into oven, bake for 1 hour

Raise the temperature to 425 degrees Fahrenheit 

Bake another 30 minutes until top is bubbly and golden brown 

Enjoy my Winter Wonderland Casserole with steamed green beans and radicchio salad

A rich Chardonnay is perfect! This meal is pure comfort from the cold!

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