Fall in love with the taste of parmesan-crusted cauliflower florets in our Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese Casserole. A delicious way to raise your veggie count, set this out at dinnertime and watch how the forks dig in.
Prepare for the oohs and aahs when you set out this Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese Casserole dish.
Table of contents
- WHY YOU'LL LOVE CAULIFLOWER BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
- WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR CAULIFLOWER BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
- HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
- TIPS FOR MAKING CASSEROLE
- CAN I USE FROZEN CAULIFLOWER OR BROCCOLI?
- ARE THERE ANY VEGAN CHEESE SUBSTITUTES AVAILABLE?
- CAN I ADD MEAT TO THIS DISH?
- IS THIS DISH FREEZEABLE?
- WHAT TO PAIR WITH THIS DISH?
- ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
Filled with buttery Panko crumbs and a tangy blend of garlic and cream cheese, it's a meal worth keeping in the monthly lineup.
With less than a thirty (30) minute prep time, your crew will be lined up with forks at the ready- which is quite uncommon for a cauliflower dish.
Sadly, cauliflower is seen as the grunt of the vegetable litter.
And falling victim myself, it's easy to improperly prepare and leave a sour taste in your mouth.
But not with this Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese Casserole because I've laid the groundwork.
And you'll be proud to serve this meal many times throughout the year.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE CAULIFLOWER BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
- Refrigerator safe
- A great source of vitamin C and iron
This cheesy casserole makes for a great side item for picnics, family gatherings, and summer BBQs.
Especially with a juicy piece of ribeye or porkchop, this dish will be easily gobbled up.
And if you're tired of eating leftover thanksgiving ham sandwiches, incorporate this casserole as it works exceptionally well with honey-glazed pork.
The only drawback is that this dish is not freezer-friendly.
After making several good attempts, it doesn't keep well and resembles a soggier broccoli and rice casserole- minus the rice.
So, if you're on the hunt for a change this week or looking for a way to utilize those frozen broccoli packets, then Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese Casserole is it!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR CAULIFLOWER BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
- Broccoli florets
- Cauliflower florets
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Cheddar cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper
- Panko crumbs
This dish also requires a 2.5-quart baking dish, cooking pot, small mixing bowl, wooden spoon, and heat-resistant gloves.
HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grab your baking dish and completely cover the inside with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
- Next, take a large pot and bring ¾ cups water or ½ inch of water to a boil. Add salt.
- Once the water has begun to boil, add in your broccoli and cauliflower and cook on high heat for approximately 3-4 minutes.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine your cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper until well blended.
- Drain your steamed vegetables and place them into a medium-sized bowl.
- Add in your cream cheese, parmesan, and panko crumbs and transfer them into your baking dish.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the casserole has begun to lightly brown on the top.
- Remove and allow to cool before serving.
For complete instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card below.
TIPS FOR MAKING CASSEROLE
The great part about this dish is that you can prepare it a day in advance! Just be sure to cover it with an air-tight container and refrigerate until ready.
CAN I USE FROZEN CAULIFLOWER OR BROCCOLI?
Absolutely! Whether fresh or frozen, allow the vegetables to steam until crisp before blending with your cheeses and other seasonings.
ARE THERE ANY VEGAN CHEESE SUBSTITUTES AVAILABLE?
Yes! You can try Thrive Market's Vegan Parmesan-Style Cheese or Parma Gluten-Free Vegan Parmesan cheese. Both taste great and are dairy, soy, and gluten-free!
CAN I ADD MEAT TO THIS DISH?
Yes! We have a Ham And Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe that's just as quick and delicious!
IS THIS DISH FREEZEABLE?
You can freeze this dish; however, you may not have the same crunchy texture as the steamed vegetables. If you're using frozen vegetables, refreezing would not be best.
WHAT TO PAIR WITH THIS DISH?
This cheesy dish pairs well with honey-glazed ham, sloppy joe sliders, or corndogs. You can also try it alongside pork tenderloin, BBQ, oven-roasted pork chops, hamburgers, bratwurst, and ribeye.
You can even eat with a side of garlic toast or homemade tortillas if it is the main course.
This is a wonderful dish for anyone looking for a belly-warming, feel-good treat. So give it a try and let me know if your opinion of cauliflower changes after this!