Easter Vegetable Casserole

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
½ cup sliced or shredded carrots
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1 large yellow squash, halved and sliced
3 to 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 (4-ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 (15-ounce) can baby corn on the cob, drained
10-12 slices Swiss cheese singles
2 cups seasoned stuffing mix
4 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and soup; mix well. Add carrots, onion, squash, broccoli, asparagus, water chestnuts, mushrooms and corn. Mix well to combine. Spread vegetable mixture into a lightly greased baking dish. Top with Swiss cheese singles. Spread stuffing mix evenly over cheese and drizzle melted butter over stuffing mix. Cover and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove cover and continue to bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer or until top of casserole is lightly browned. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 10 to 12.

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