Mashed Potato Veggie Strata

Mashed Potato Veggie Strata

Mashed Potato Veggie Strata

Linda Cobb
This is the Winning Recipe of the May 2012 Better Homes and Garden's Prize Tested Recipe, created by Linda Cobb of San Diego, CA. She says: "It's a flavorful way to combine summer vegetables with mashed potatoes. I've served it as a vegetarian man dish as well as a hearty side with grilled meats."
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Servings 10


  • ½ Cup Bottled roasted red sweet peppers
  • 8 Ounces Sour cream*
  • 1 Tablespoon Pre-prepared basil pesto*
  • 1 ¼ Pound Alsum russet potatoes peeled and cut up
  • 2 Medium Zucchinis halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 Medium Yellow summer squash halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 Medium Red sweet pepper chopped
  • 1 Medium Yellow sweet pepper chopped
  • 1 Medium Green sweet pepper chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion chopped (½ cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • ¾ Teaspoon Salt
  • 8 Ounces Cheddar cheese shredded*


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in enough lightly salted water to cover for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Drain potatoes. Return to saucepan, mash, then spread evenly in baking dish.
  • In blender or small food processor, blend roasted sweet peppers until smooth. Transfer to medium bowl. Wisk in sour cream, pesto and ¼ teaspoon salt until smooth. Spread sweet pepper mixture on mashed potatoes.
  • In 12-inch skillet cook zucchini, summer squash, sweet peppers and onion in hot oil over medium-high until crisp-tender. Season with ½ teaspoon salt. Spoon vegetables on roasted pepper layer. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.


*If requiring a gluten-free dish, be sure to check the ingredient list of the starred (*) products.