Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables

Are you going to watch the Superbowl tomorrow?  I’m not.

But I think this recipe would satisfy hungry game day fans.  Or is a quick dinner idea for a busy week night. 

And it makes leftovers.  Cook once, eat twice.  Beautiful.

Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables


2 large Potatoes, diced

1 c Veggies, diced (I used about 1/3 c carrots, 1/3 c broccoli, 1/3 c Brussels sprouts)

1 can Beans

Optional: 1/2 c Real Cheese, Soy Cheeze, Daiya.  Shredded, cubes, diced, or crumbled

1/3 c Nooch

1 Tbsp Chipotle Seasoning  and/or any other seasonings you wish to add, cayenne, chili powder, cumin, etc. (I used Mrs. Dash Chipotle and a pinch of salt)

Salt & Pepper to taste (optional)

1 jar Salsa (I used an 8 oz jar of Pace)

1 c water (or a little more)

3 Tbsp EVOO, drizzled


Dice the potatoes (small so they cook properly) and lay in a foil lined 9 x 13 pan (or similar).

Add the veggies over the top

Add beans

Sprinkle & season with Nooch (and/or real cheese), Chipotle, other seasonings, S & P

Add salsa and water

Drizzle with EVOO

Bake at 425F for 45 to 55 minutes, or until done.  (I did 47 minutes)

After baking, stir everything together, if desired.

Yield: Lots! Will feed a hungry family of 3-4 and make planned leftovers.

Recipe is Vegan (skip the real cheese), Gluten Free, Soy Free


Here’s a visual guide

Lay in the potatoes and other veggies

Add the beans, nooch, seasonings

Add Salsa, EVOO, water

After Baking

This was super flavorful without being too salty, too spicy, or packing too much heat.  

Skylar is only 4, after all, and although she can hang with the best of them with hot and spicy foods, I don’t want to send Scott into a fire-mouth situation.  She handles spicy food better than he does.

Music to my working mom’s ears:  Planned Leftovers

Reheat in micro.   Dinner is served while mom’s at work.   And it sure beats a TV dinner.

If you like the looks of today’s salsa bake…

…check out my Cheezy Veggie Bake

And check out my Game Day Recipes Post, too

From my post on Being Practical, it was fun to learn if you think that you’re a practical person, or not. And in what ways yes, and in what ways, not so much. Lots of great comments on that post, including reduced price produce and Skylar’s head to toe “winter” wear.  Glad you got a chuckle out of that.

Dessert: Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes with Mint Chocolate and White Chocolate Frosting

Brownies + PB Cups (or other candy)


Frost them



1. Best thing you’ve ate or done so far this weekend?

Take a glorious long power walk with Scott and Skylar.  I got to catch up with Scott and trade stories from the week.

2.  Are you watching the Superbowl?

As I mentioned before in my Superbowl Foods,Plans, and Recipes post, no not watching it. I have to work.  And I’d rather watch paint dry.

3. Do you like salsa?

I think bloggers love salsa!

We use it as salad dressing.

In soup: Hearty Vegan Southwestern Sweet & Spicy Soup

In chili: Vegan Chili

And the good old fashioned way: with chips.

Do you like salsa and how do you use it?

Have a great weekend everyone.  And may the best team win.

69 comments on “Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables”

  1. Wow that looks really good! I love salsa. I just put it on my veggies at night. Sometimes in my salads.

    I’ll probably watch it only because my hubs will.

  2. Leftovers are college girl’s best friend too :)

  3. I love salsa in a serious way. I put it on potatoes, salads, quinoa, you name it. :)

  4. That salsa baked beans and veggies looks so good! I just made some roasted potatoes.

  5. I like to slather salsa all over my body… no, wait… I mean, eat it anything and everything. That’s the southern girl in me. I still like ketchup on everything too though, which is the northern girl in me! :)

  6. ok, that’s too funny that skylar can tolerate hot/spicy foods better than scott – he sounds like my husband…”mild” makes his nose run!!!
    i love salsa – great salad topper.
    i will watch super bowl out the corner of my eye. i’ll pay more attention when the ads come on (ONLY instance where i like tv ads – super bowl ones tend to be amusing and original).
    glad you got out for a power walk! walk n talks are the best!

  7. Yes I actually just bought the best salsa from Jewel the other day. I posted about some of the things i bought in my latest post. Check out this salsa.

    Its really tasty!
    I’m also going to be rooting for the Steelers! I went to High school with their star player and have spoken to him on several occasions in high school although we were more like acquaintances than friends. His name is Rashard Mendenhall he’s amazing

  8. I had the best pancakes EVER this morning, I cannot wait to put up the recipes and pics! Slash I sat around all day and watched hulu:) This looks yummy! I’m not watching the superbowl either, but i’ll take any excuse to make something delicious!

  9. Well, I’m pretty sure I ate close to an entire jar of salsa today. So yes, I love salsa! I could also eat a tomato a day, but tomatoes are not so hot in Canada in the winter. Salsa, however, is always on the menu no matter what. I put it on everything- salads, some soups, any savoury meal…or with veggies as a snack. Today I put it in a bowl and ate it with a spoon, like a chunky tomato soup. Is that weird? Probably but I don’t care haha.

    I will not be watching the super bowl either. We Canadians aren’t usually big football people. Or at least I’m not. I don’t really care about sports in general and get pretty bored watching them. But if I were having a super bowl party, I would make your salsa baked veggie recipe…because really, salsa veggies nooch beans, what could possibly be bad about that? :)

  10. PERF! Great use of potatoes! We have a few laying around and they need to be eaten before the inevitable eyes grow! (So creepy)
    I’m definitely not watching. It will be on, mind will be elsewhere :)
    Salsa is amazing! We are connoisseurs in this house…it’s good on almost everything, right?
    P.S. Your blog layout really does look fabulous Averie!

  11. The Super Bowl will be on, but my eyes won’t be glued to the TV. I’m sure I’ll watch a little of it, though. I like to watch football when there’s a team I’m rooting for playing, otherwise I get bored. Since the Lion’s won’t likely make the Super Bowl anytime soon, I probably won’t be watching a Super Bowl closely for a while. If ever. :-)

    Your print recipe feature looks great! :-)

  12. Welllllll…I didn’t think I was going to be watching the Super Bowl (because I’d rather watch paint dry too), but I just found out that my husband invited some people over. I might have to play hostess.
    I love salsa and just picked up 2 more jars today. We’ll mix it with some avocadoes and make a big batch of guacamole for tomorrow. Yum! :-)

  13. My favorite veggie bowl is steamed veggies with salsa and nooch. Never really thought to bake it like this though. I eat it at least once a week. With mustard, of course.

    And yes, the best team….they will win. :D

  14. I’m actually not a huge fan of salsa! It’s good, but I don’t LOVE it.

  15. Is there anything better than salsa? Ok, yes, but seriously salsa rocks. As for the super bowl, going to a party, but I could seriously care less about the game. Will have to bring my own eats too (but that’s probably for the best).

  16. I hated leftovers as a kid and usually refused to eat them! I was so hard on my mom. :(

    That sounds like the perfect healthy, vegan superbowl dinner. I have no interest in football, but there’s a chance I might watch it just to be with friends. A small chance though, lol.

  17. That looks so good! I actually just made a pot of homemade salsa tonight. If it’s a hit is to be determined! I was inspired by all the samples Pace sent, but it’s sooo salty! So I tried to make a less salty version at home by copying the ingredients on the back of the jar. I guess we’ll see how it tastes. So far it smells like tomato sauce, ha!

    We’ll probably Tivo the Super bowl commercials. Football is boooorrring, IMO. :D

  18. this looks amazing Averie!!! I love beans! I never eat them that much but I do love them! Yes I am loving the new camera! Still have alot to learn ; ) I hope your day at work tomorrow is good and have a goodnight! : ) love ya! xoxo

  19. HAhaha! I don’t even know WHO the teams are! I didn’t know it was the Super Bowl weekend until I hit the stores.

    I like salsa okay…but I don’t entirely love it. I can live without them. I think most bloggers like it because it’s flavorful but low in fat and calories. Personally I like it mixed with sour cream, and then dip my fries in that.

  20. That looks so good! I love pantry clean-out recipes. Grr…make me miss my nooch though.

    Hehe, maybe it’s because I’m in another country, but I’m more excited to watch this Superbowl than past ones. But it’s always more for the social situation, not the game itself. SNAKEBITES!!!

  21. Mmmmm, that looks PERFECT! I love salsa+cheese :D

  22. I love salsa — on veggies, on a salad, with corn chips! and I add it to chili too — I love how your cheezy bake looks. Yum.

    Best thing about the weekend? Spending time with Jason — we’ve had no “real” plans all weekend so we’ve been hanging out at home.

  23. I just made my own version of the cheezy bake today, it was great! I like salsa, but not all the time. It’s something I kinda have to be craving in order for me to really dig into it. My boyfriend LOVES it though so I may have to do the salsa bake soon to incorporate more veggies in his life. He’s vegan and sticks to most tofu but today he loved the cheez bake! It was a proud moment.

  24. I do like salsa and put it in my salad and throw nutritional yeast in there too and mix it up as my dressing. I love that. My husband and kids like it to dip their corn tortilla chips in and I make omelets for my hubby with salsa, feta and spinach.
    My hubby and boys will be watching the superbowl tomorrow. I am like you, Averie…I would rather watch paint dry, so while they are off to a friends house to watch the game, I will go for a walk on the beach or take a nap or something all alone!
    Still, the best thing I ate this weekend? My frozen coconut water with Vanilla Stevia and cinnamon! :-) Have a great Sunday, tomorrow!

  25. i LOVE salsa~! i pretty much put it on EVERYTHINg.. it goes with so much! and i am not watching the superbowl becuz i have no idea about anything US football related… over here its just FUTBOL and RUGBeh! and thats how they say it ;) best thing i ate this weekend was chickpea gravy i made!

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