Flavorful and Quick Frozen Vegetable Recipe

Flavorful and Quick Frozen Vegetable Recipe

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Trying to eat healthy can seem daunting and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.  Frozen veggies are a great way to save some money and are super easy to make.  Don’t just pop them into the microwave, try this Flavorful and Quick Frozen Vegetable Recipe that will taste so much better.


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Are Frozen Vegetables Healthy?

Frozen Vegetables are picked at their peak of freshness, helping to preserve their nutrients.  They are usually blanched and then frozen, so they can lose a little bit of their vitamins, but not much.  
There are some great options for organic frozen vegetables at the grocery store.  

So the answer is YES,  I believe frozen vegetables are healthy. Depends on the quality of the product you choose to buy.  


Other Reasons to Buy Frozen Veggies

As much as I love fresh vegetables, there are a few reasons I might buy certain frozen vegetables over fresh.  The frozen vegetables I typically buy are broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, and chopped spinach.  Sometimes you want fresh vegetables, like for my Creamy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, but other times the frozen veggie will do exactly what you need it too.

1. Cheaper
I like to save money whenever I can and frozen vegetables are usually cheaper than fresh.  If you aren’t going to eat the vegetables raw, buying them frozen will likely save you money. 

2. Last Longer
There have been so many times that I have bought broccoli or cauliflower and had to toss it because it went bad.  With frozen veggies this doesn’t happen.  They last until I need them!

3. Quicker

Frozen vegetables are already washed, chopped and ready to use.  This saves so much time when making dinner!  I like to keep some on hand for when I don’t have as much time.



Flavorful and Quick Frozen Vegetable Recipe

Don’t pop those steamer bags of frozen vegetables in the microwave anymore.  That just gives you bland and mushy vegetables.  I promise if you cook frozen veggies my way, they will be flavorful and delicious.

My favorite healthy side dish to throw together with any dinner is this frozen broccoli and cauliflower recipe.  Sometimes you can find a winter blend of vegetables that have broccoli and cauliflower both in them, or you can buy separate bags.   I have made this recipe with different vegetables though, and it always tastes delicious.

Frozen Vegetables You Could Try

  • Broccoli and Cauliflower medley
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Cauliflower Florets
  • Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots

These are the different vegetables I have tried for this recipe.  If you find something you think you would love, give it a try!

Flavorful and Quick Frozen Vegetable Recipe



  • 1 12oz package broccoli and cauliflower steamer bag frozen vegetables (use different vegetable blend if you prefer)
  • garlic powder and salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 heaping tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

That’s all you need!  


How to make this flavorful and quick frozen vegetable recipe

Put the frozen vegetables into your  skillet on medium high heat.  Usually since the vegetables are frozen this gives off a little water and helps steam them.

Cover and cook 5-7 for  minutes. You want to cook until it is almost the doneness you like.  About 75% done.

Remove the lid and put the tablespoon of butter into the pan.  Stir the butter around coating the broccoli and cauliflower.

Sprinkle on the garlic powder, salt  and Parmesan cheese.  Stir around to get the veggies coated.

Then leave it alone for 2-3 minutes, stir, leave alone for 2-3 more minutes.

The “leave it alone” part is important because it crisps up the cheese on the vegetables.  If you stir it to much the cheese will not have time to get crispy.


After the cheese is nice and crisp, they are done and you can ENJOY!

Flavorful and Quick Frozen Vegetable Recipe


I like to serve this frozen vegetable recipe with so many different dinners like Easy Stuffed Turkey Meatballs, Healthy Ranch Baked Chicken Strips, or Healthy Sloppy Joes.



Yield: 3 servings

Frozen Vegetable Recipe

Frozen Vegetable Recipe

Frozen vegetables can be delicious and will save you time and money! Try out this cheesy garlic frozen vegetable recipe for yourself.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 12oz package broccoli and cauliflower steamer bag frozen vegetables (see post for other options)
  • garlic powder and salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 heaping tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place frozen veggies into skillet on medium high heat. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Remove lid and add butter to the skillet. Stir around to coat veggies.
  3. Sprinkle on garlic powder, salt and Parmesan cheese. Stir to coat.
  4. Leave it alone for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Stir.
  6. Leave alone for 2-3 more minutes.
  7. Once the cheese is crisp on the edges, it's done.
  8. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is calculated with products I use, therefore it is not always accurate.

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Will you buy frozen vegetables?

So after reading all of my reasons to buy frozen vegetables, do you think you’ll try them out?

I hope you do!  You can start saving money and time but still eat great.  And if you are trying to be a little bit healthier, this frozen vegetable recipe is a great to help with that.


What is your favorite way to cook your vegetables?  Do you prefer frozen or fresh?  Let me know in the comments below!



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