How do you get a 5 year old to eat a vegetable casserole? Decorate the top with pepperoni in the image of a face. Boy did he eat it and so did everyone else. I really didn’t know what to cook tonight except I knew I would cook up the beet greens and spinach I have. From that this casserole came to life.
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ yellow onion, sliced
¾ red pepper, sliced in thin strips
¾ yellow pepper, sliced in thin strips
½ Anaheim pepper, sliced in thin strips
2 medium zucchini, chopped
1 yellow squash, chopped
Oregano, basil, garlic powder to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Greens from 3 beets
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Pepperoni to decorate the top (optional)
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Heat the olive oil in a large, oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and all peppers, saute for a few minutes, season with oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the zucchini and yellow squash and cook until warm. Remove to a bowl.
Add the beet greens and spinach to the skillet and saute for two minutes. Add back the vegetable mixture and the black beans. Combine and let cook for 1 minute. Top the vegetables with mozzarella cheese and the pepperoni if you’re going to use it.
Cook until the cheese begins to brown, remove from the oven and let cool before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese.