Sunday, November 8, 2015

Italian Broccoli & Cauliflower Casserole

1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup  grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons  Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (Mrs Dash)
1 16 oz package broccoli florets (thaw)
1 16 oz package cauliflower florets (thaw)
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion chopped
2 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups of whole milk
4 oz  cream cheese cubed

Mix together Italian bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons of Parm cheese, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, Italian seasoning in a medium bowl.  Put to one side.

If the broccoli and cauliflower need it cut into smaller pieces. 

Melt2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet set to medium heat, add onion, cook stirring for about 8 minutes or until tender.  Add milk, stir until thick, add cream cheese and rest of cheese and stir well until the cream cheese is melted, add the cauliflower and broccoli and coat well. Once coated spoon into a 2 quart casserole dish.  Top evenly with breadcrumbs.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until the topping is a golden color.  Makes 10 servings.  Enjoy!  This is a great side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas or any family gathering.

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