A Variation of the Classic Pie: The Vegetable Slice

The first time I heard about vegetable slices, I was skeptical. They’re not a breakfast food, and they’re not a salad, so what are they? Thanks to the internet, though, I learned that vegetable slices are incredibly versatile and such an easy weeknight family meal. Keep reading for everything you need to know about making this delicious dish your new go-to!

Vegetable slices are the perfect easy weeknight family meal.

Vegetable slices are the perfect easy weeknight family meal. They’re a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables, and they’re easy enough that even picky eaters can be convinced to try something new. It’s also a great way to use up leftovers—minus the mayo, of course!

All you need is some crusty bread and any leftover veggies laying around your kitchen: broccoli stems, carrots, bell peppers—anything goes!

To assemble your vegetable slice: spread some cream cheese on top of a slice of bread then add sliced avocado or guacamole on top. Next comes whatever chopped up raw veggies you have in your fridge followed by another slice of bread (you guessed it: cream cheese again). To finish off this delicious creation we recommend adding some shredded cheese or cheddar cheese slices over top before popping them into an oven preheated at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes until golden brown and bubbling hot out of the oven!

What to Use?

What to Use?

There are so many options when it comes to veggie slices, but here are some common choices: potatoes, zucchini, carrots and parsnips. You can also use eggplant, cauliflower and squash (which is technically a fruit). Broccoli or cabbage work well with mushrooms and green beans as well. Cucumbers and tomatoes are also popular toppings for this dish. Choosing what you want to put on top of your slice is half the fun!

What Not to Use?

Your best bet is to use vegetables that are low in starch, like bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Also try to keep the leafy greens out of your vegetable slice—they’re not good for you when they’re raw because they have very little nutritional value.

You can also add some protein if you want. Chicken breast or turkey work well because they’re high in protein and low in fat; just make sure that the meat is cooked thoroughly before adding it to your vegetable slice.

Try not to add cheese either! It won’t go well with the veggies’ natural juices, which can get really messy when mixed together with a slice of cheese-covered pizza or bread sticks—and besides that, most cheeses are pretty unhealthy (even full-fat ones). You get enough calcium from dairy products anyway so don’t worry about getting an extra dose by eating cheese on pizza!

How to Prepare?

The Vegetable Slice is made with a pastry dough and topped with a variety of vegetables, including potatoes and cauliflower.

In order to prepare this dish, you’ll need:

  • A large bowl
  • A rolling pin or pasta roller (optional)
  • A baking tray lined with greaseproof paper (not waxed) or foil. You could also use an ungreased ovenproof tray if you want to cook them in the oven at 200°C/gas mark 7 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top but still pale underneath. They will be soft inside so don’t worry about them drying out like other pies do!

How Much Does it Cost?

How much does it cost?

The answer to this question depends on so many factors, but here are some things you should know:

  • The cost of ingredients depends on the store you shop at, and the number of people you make it for. For example, if you buy a large amount of produce at Costco or Whole Foods and make enough slices for one person per day, your slice is going to be more expensive than if you bought small amounts from Walmart or Safeway (and made enough slices for two people).
  • The cost also depends on whether or not it’s stored in reusable containers. If so, the price increases because now there are materials involved (i.e., glass jars vs plastic Tupperware).

Ten Tips

  • Vegetable slices are a great way to use up leftover vegetables. If you have some vegetables in your fridge that aren’t going to make it before they go bad, slice them up and freeze them for later use (or, if you want an especially crisp slice of vegetable pie, add the slices to a freezer bag and pop them in the freezer). When you’re ready to eat your homemade vegetable slice, just thaw it out and heat it up!
  • You can make a vegetable slice without an oven! This may seem obvious since there’s no actual baking involved here—but think about it: microwaves don’t have floors or ceilings like your oven does! So if you’re feeling fancy (or lazy), feel free not only omit heating your sliced vegetables but also skip cooking altogether. Just heat up your pan on medium-low heat with some olive oil drizzled over top until everything looks nice and browned on both sides—and then chow down!
  • Vegetable slices are great for meal prep because they’re filling yet fresh tasting enough that even after reheating multiple times throughout the week they won’t get old fast like other leftovers tend toward doing when cooked too long in advance of consumption time

They’re not a breakfast food, and they’re not a salad, but vegetable slices can be eaten any time of day.

Vegetable slices are a versatile meal that can be eaten at any time of day. They’re not breakfast foods, and they’re not salad, but there’s something about them that makes them far more versatile than either of those things. In fact, it’s possible to eat vegetable slices for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They can be eaten hot or cold (although we recommend serving them chilled). And depending on your mood you can use a fork or eat with your hands. You could even take them on the go or sit down at home for an evening meal.

These recipes are so versatile, you can make them with whatever vegetables you have on hand.

These recipes are so versatile, you can make them with whatever vegetables you have on hand.
These recipes are so versatile, you can make them with whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Vegetable slices are known for their versatility, and this recipe is no exception. Here are some vegetable combinations that would all make great vegetable slices:

  • Zucchini and eggplant
  • Carrots, purple potatoes and cauliflower
  • Broccoli, peppers and onions

And of course you can also use whatever vegetables you have in your kitchen or find at the store!

The basic recipe is simple and starts with a flour and egg batter.

The basic recipe is simple and starts with a flour and egg batter. Pour it into a buttered pie dish, add salt, pepper and herbs (optional), then fill with vegetables sliced to your liking. You can mix up the vegetables if you want; I used potatoes, peppers and spinach for mine!

Bake until cooked through, then eat!

Once you’ve got the batter ready, you can fill it with almost any vegetables.

You can fill this pie with almost any vegetables. It’s really up to you! Here are some ideas:

  • Use the vegetables that you have on hand. For example, if you have a bunch of leftover carrots from the night before and some spinach that needs eating, throw them in. If your neighbor just gave you some green beans from her garden, go for it!
  • Use vegetables that are in season for their best flavor and nutritional value. For example, summertime is good time to use tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant—pretty much anything grows better in warmer weather anyway! Your pies will taste great because they’re made with fresh produce!
  • Use vegetables that are on sale at grocery stores or farmer’s markets (or even better: grow them yourself!). If broccoli is cheap but cauliflower costs too much at the store today then skip cauliflower altogether—it just makes sense economically as well as nutritionally because broccoli has more vitamins than cauliflower does anyway.”

Vegetable slices are also great for meal prep; if you make a few at once, they’ll keep in the fridge or freezer for later!

Vegetable slices are also great for meal prep; if you make a few at once, they'll keep in the fridge or freezer for later!
Vegetable slices are also great for meal prep; if you make a few at once, they’ll keep in the fridge or freezer for later!

These pies can be stored in the fridge for up to two days, or in the freezer for up to one month. To store them in the fridge, simply place them in an airtight container and keep it sealed. These pies will keep fresh and delicious when stored this way for up to 2 days.

To store these pies in the freezer, wrap each slice individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper, then seal tightly inside an airtight container before placing it back into the freezer. Vegetable slices will keep fresh and delicious when stored this way for up to 4 months!

You can eat vegetables at any time of day.

You can eat vegetables at any time of day.
You can eat vegetables at any time of day.

You can eat vegetables at any time of day.

Vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in vitamins A, C, and K; folate; iron; copper; potassium; magnesium; molybdenum (a mineral that helps the body process proteins); manganese (which aids in bone growth); phosphorous (used by the body for nerve function). One cup of romaine lettuce contains about 7 calories and 1 gram of protein! This means you can keep yourself full with very little effort. Vegetable slices also contain lots of fiber: one cup of carrot slices contains 3 grams! Fiber helps to lower cholesterol levels in your blood so you don’t experience heart disease later on in life. Vegetables also contain antioxidants which help fight off cancerous cells within your body. Antioxidants destroy free radicals that damage healthy cells causing them to become cancerous or die prematurely before their time! Finally vegetables contain phytonutrients which provide additional health benefits such as reducing inflammation throughout your body because these nutrients have anti-inflammatory properties which also help prevent heart disease as well as other inflammatory diseases including arthritis pain syndrome too!

FAQ

  • What is a vegetable slice?

A vegetable slice is a savory pie made with vegetables or other plant-based ingredients, such as lentils, beans and grains. You can use any combination of vegetables you have on hand to make your own personal version of this versatile dish. A traditional vegetable slice consists of layers of mashed potatoes mixed with seasoned vegetables and baked until golden brown.

  • Why are vegetable slices so versatile?

Vegetable slices are great for using up leftover vegetables in your refrigerator. They’re also easy to make ahead of time because they freeze well! Just pop one into the microwave before work or school and enjoy it straight from the freezer after an exhausting day at work or school (or both).

  • How do I make them?

There’s no right way to go about this; feel free to experiment with different combinations until you find something that suits your tastes best! To get started: mix together mashed potatoes (with plenty of butter!) along with whatever other ingredients sound good—you could try mixing in some cheese if desired! Top off each layer by sprinkling another layer on top; repeat this step until all ingredients have been used up (it should yield about 11 slices total). Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes–then let cool completely before trying out some new recipes!

Conclusion

When you’re in a pinch and need something delicious, these vegetable slices are there for you. If we’ve convinced you to give them a try, we hope you enjoy making your own healthy version of this classic dish.

 

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