Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole





This creamy casserole can be made a day ahead, refrigerated and then baked just before dinner. Using frozen vegetables makes this dish a cinch.

Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

Serves 10

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick� Perfect Pinch� Italian Seasoning, divided
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cauliflower florets, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick� Garlic Salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick� Black Pepper, Coarse Ground
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350�F. Mix bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the Italian seasoning in small bowl. Set aside. Cut up any large broccoli or cauliflower florets into bite-size pieces.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper. Add milk; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Add vegetables; toss gently to coat. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle top evenly with crumb mixture.
  3. Bake 40 minutes or until heated through and top is lightly browned.

Tips:

Make Ahead: Unbaked casserole may be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bake as directed.

Flavor Variation: Substitute 1 teaspoon McCormick� Perfect Pinch� Lemon & Pepper Seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon McCormick� Basil Leaves for the Italian Seasoning.

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