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

Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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Here’s a visual guide

Ingredients needed to make Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables

Lay in the potatoes and other veggies

Vegetables on foil lined pan

Add the beans, nooch, seasonings

Vegetables topped with beans, nutritional yeast and seasonings

Add Salsa, EVOO, water

Salsa being poured over top of vegetable dish

Olive oil being added to dish

After Baking

Finished Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables right out of oven

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

Plated Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables

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.

Close up of Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables in white dish

Music to my working mom’s ears:  Planned Leftovers

Leftovers put in clear containerClose up of Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables in containerReheat 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…

Close up of Salsa & Cheezey Baked Beans & Vegetables in white dish

…check out my Cheezy Veggie Bake

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

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes in muffin tin

Brownies + PB Cups (or other candy)

Bake.

Frost them

Finished Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes with Mint Chocolate and White Chocolate Frosting in container
Devour.
Close up of one Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcake with Mint Chocolate and White Chocolate Frosting

Questions:

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

Hearty Vegan Southwestern Sweet & Spicy Soup

In chili: Vegan Chili

Close up of 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.

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