Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cheesy Ranch Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

I was trying to come up with something new and different to do with all our broccoli and cauliflower last weekend.  Typically I just steam it or bake it in the oven with a bit of oil and salt but I wanted something a bit more savory and decided to try my hand at making a casserole with just the vegetables.

It was so yummy that 1/2 of the 13x9 pan was empty by the time dinner was over!




Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 2 small heads broccoli
  • 4 Tbsp + 1 tsp butter
  • onion flakes (or diced onion)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (We used 1/2 cup cheddar and 1/2 cup mozzarella)
  • 1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers
Step 1: Cut the broccoli and cauliflower into florets and bring to a boil.  Boil for just 5 minutes so that the veggies are still crisp.  Then drain.  



Step 2:  In a separate pan melt the 4 tbsp butter and saute diced onions (or flakes).  Add garlic and 4 Tbsp flour.  Mix butter and flour mixture to make a roux.  Slowly add in milk, chicken broth, and ranch dressing mix over medium- high heat stirring almost constantly.  Continue cooking until thickened.




Step 3:  Pour broccoli and cauliflower mixture into a 13 x 9 pan and stir together with the milk mixture and the shredded cheese.



Step 4: Melt the remaining teaspoon of butter and crush the Ritz crackers; then mix together and spread over the veggies.



Step 5: Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly and crackers are slightly browned.


Serve hot and enjoy!


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6 comments :

  1. I love broccoli and cheese casseroles. I've never thought about adding cauliflower, but it sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you for the pin! I thought the cauliflower added an extra texture; we often make broccoli casseroles but I rarely think of adding cauliflower.

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  2. This sounds yummy too! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's reader tip tuesday - hope to see you at this week's party: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/15/reader-tip-tuesday-craft-recipe-party/
    xo

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