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Garlicky and Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Bake - A lighter version of everyone's favorite rich and cheesy cauliflower broccoli bake! Or is it casserole? Gratin? Whatevs, it's still so darn good!

Garlicky and Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Bake

Katerina | Diethood
Garlicky and Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Bake - A lighter version of everyone's favorite rich and cheesy cauliflower broccoli casserole!
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 pound cauliflower florets
  • 3 tablespoons STAR Signature Series Garlic Flavored Olive Oil , divided
  • 1 large onion , sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 can (12 ounces) fat free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika , or to taste
  • 1/4 cup low fat part skim shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Drizzle a little olive oil on the bottom of a square baking dish; spread it around and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, bring 1/2 inch of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cauliflower; cover and cook over high heat until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the vegetables in a colander and set aside.
  • Wipe out the skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Stir in minced garlic and continue to stir and cook for 1 minute. Add broccoli and cauliflower to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for about 2 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  • Remove from heat and transfer the vegetables to previously prepared baking dish; set aside.
  • Wipe the skillet and add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, corn starch, evaporated milk, mustard, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until melted and thickened; about 2 minutes.
  • Pour cheese sauce over broccoli and cauliflower; stir to combine. Sprinkle remaining cheeses over the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and serve immediately.



Calories: 211 kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 13 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 264 mg | Potassium: 692 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 805 IU | Vitamin C: 106.3 mg | Calcium: 335 mg | Iron: 1.2 mg | Net Carbs: 16 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli casserole, cauliflower, cheese