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broccoli and cauliflower casserole

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This recipe is absolutely outstanding! It's a lovely way to enjoy these healthy vegetables in a nice cheesy sauce!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For broccoli and cauliflower casserole

  • 3/4 lb
    cauliflower florets (12 oz)
  • 3/4 lb
    broccoli florets (12 oz)
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    diced yellow onions
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground Himalayan pink salt, or to taste
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (I always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika, or as needed

How To Make broccoli and cauliflower casserole

  • 1
    In a medium pot, place a steaming basket and fill up with water up to the bottom of the basket; bring to a boil.
  • 2
    Add cauliflower florets first followed by broccoli florets and spread out evenly; steam for 4 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove the florets and transfer to a large bowl; set aside.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease a 3-quart baking dish; set aside.
  • 5
    In a medium skillet over medium heat, add butter and when melted, add onions; sauté for 3 minutes or until translucent. Salt, to taste.
  • 6
    Add garlic and cook for only 1 minute. Add flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 7
    Pour in milk and stir until the sauce thickens, making sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
  • 8
    Add chicken broth and season with freshly ground black pepper. Mix until nicely blended.
  • 9
    Working in batches, add cheese and stir well between each addition.
  • 10
    Remove from the heat and pour 1/3 sauce over the vegetables; stir gently. Pour another 1/3 sauce and stir to coat.
  • 11
    Transfer to the prepared baking dish and pour the remaining sauce over the veggies; set aside.
  • 12
    In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs and melted butter; stir to mix.
  • 13
    Evenly spoon the breadcrumb mixture over the vegetables. Sprinkle on the smoked paprika.
  • 14
    Transfer the dish to the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the breadcrumbs are browned.
  • 15
    Remove from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • 16
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