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CREAMY VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
A colorful blend of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots in a creamy sauce of Italian cheeses and herbs.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 350

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Boil a large pot of water over high heat.
  • Add all vegetables to the boiling water and bring water back to a boil; cover, lower heat to a steady simmer, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until veggies are fork-tender.
  • In the meantime, melt butter in a 10-inch skillet; add garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Whisk in cornstarch until blended; cook for 1 minute.
  • Add heavy cream; bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat; stir in italian seasoning, salt, pepper, chili powder, ground nutmeg, and cheese; whisk until cheese is melted.
  • Spread ½-cup of the cheese sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Drain the vegetables, then transfer to the baking dish; season with salt and pepper and stir.
  • Add remaining cheese sauce; stir to coat all the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle top with pork rinds panko crumbs.
  • Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper, and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.

Notes

  • NET CARBS: 9 g
  • For those following a Weight Watchers Points Plan, to keep these points at a 4, please use Fat Free Half & Half in place of the heavy cream, and Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella Cheese in place of the Italian Blend Cheese.
Nutrition Facts
CREAMY VEGETABLE CASSEROLE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 470mg13%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 5293IU106%
Vitamin C 79mg96%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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