By the Gracious Vegan
This is a variation on the British “Bubble and Squeak,” a dish using potato and cabbage leftovers, fried with butter, bacon, or other fats. Adding other vegetables and baking instead of frying result in a healthier dish with tons of savory goodness, especially when topped with gravy. Baked beans also go well with this dish.
Makes 7 servings
You’ll need peeled, cooked potatoes. The fastest way to cook them is by placing potato chunks in a microwave-proof casserole or bowl, adding a couple tablespoons of water, covering, and cooking on high for 5-10 minutes until tender, stirring once halfway through. Timing will depend on your microwave and the chunk size. If you have leftover baked potatoes, they would work fine as well.
About 1.5 pounds russet, red, or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & cut into chunks
When the potatoes are done, put them in a large bowl and use a potato masher or pastry cutter to coarsely mash them.
Separately, in a large microwave-proof casserole or bowl, cook the following in the microwave with a little water, until all the vegetables are tender, stirring once or twice, about 5-10 minutes. Add them to the bowl with the potatoes.
1 large onion, chopped or thinly sliced
4 large mushrooms (any kind), chopped or sliced
1 red pepper, diced
6 cups mixed chopped or shredded vegetables (cabbage, carrot, Brussels sprouts, broccoli slaw mix)
Add the following ingredients to the bowl and stir well.
1.5 teaspoons dried sage
1.5 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1.25 teaspoons salt
Freshly-ground black pepper
1.5 cups cooked beans (if using canned, rinse and drain them) (optional)
Taste the mixture for salt and pepper and adjust if needed. Scoop it into the greased casserole dish, smooth the top, and press down a bit so things hold together. Spray lightly with oil on top. Bake for about 20 minutes, until you can hear it fizzing, and the top has some nice brown bits on it. Serve with Gracious Vegan Easy Gravy.
Timing: Timing: Hands-on time 30 minutes, total time 50 minutes
Nutrition: Whole-food unprocessed (WFPBNO)
Nutritional information per serving (with beans, without gravy): 152 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 33g carbs, 466mg sodium, 7mg fiber, 6g protein