Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole (No condensed soup)

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Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the perfect side dish for any turkey dinner or weeknight meal.  This easy side contains no condensed soup.  Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.

    Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the perfect side dish for any turkey dinner or weeknight meal. This easy side contains no condensed soup. Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.

How to Make Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole (No condensed soup)

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Having 4 kids, it can sometimes tricky to find side dishes that absolutely everyone in the family loves.

One kid doesn’t like mushrooms, one doesn’t like peppers, one only wants raw veggies.  I certainly won’t cook special dishes for everyone but each kid was allowed one item that they didn’t have to eat.  Ever.  I mean, everyone has one thing they just don’t like right?

Anyhow, this cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the answer … THIS side dish was one that everyone loved, even my husband and I.  My whole family loves broccoli and cauliflower and of course… the cheese goes without saying!

Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole. This family favorite side dish contains no condensed soup. Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.

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One of the things that I love best about this dish is that the rich and creamy cheese sauce contains no “cream of” anything soup.  It’s made from scratch in just a matter of minutes and then poured over the veggies and baked.  I use a sharp cheddar as I find it adds the most flavor however you can use pretty much any type of cheese you like.

I like to add a buttery Panko bread crumb topping but crushed crackers or even chips also make a delicious topping. We sometimes add in ham or chicken and you can easily substitute or add in other vegetables depending what you have on hand!

This is the perfect side dish for any dinner and one of our favorites alongside a turkey dinner.

Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole. Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce (no condensed soup) and topped with a buttery crumb topping. Add in ham or chicken to make it a weeknight meal!

To make this dish ahead of time, prepare as directed up to step 4.  Place the bread crumb mixture in a separate sandwich bag and store everything covered in the refrigerator.  Remove from the refrigerate at least 30 minutes before baking, top with breadcrumbs and bake as directed.

Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Bake (No condensed soup required)

Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the perfect side dish for any turkey dinner or weeknight meal.  This easy side contains no condensed soup.  Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups each fresh broccoli and cauliflower , cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter , divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder , black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons butter with bread crumbs and set aside.
  3. Boil cauliflower in a large pot for 2 minutes. Add in broccoli and cook an additional 2 minutes or until tender crisp. Drain well.
  4. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add in flour, stirring until smooth. Add milk whisking constantly over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Stir in salt, cream cheese, garlic powder, black pepper and mustard powder until smooth. Add in cheddar cheese. Toss with broccoli and cauliflower.
  5. Top with breadcrumbs mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

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Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the perfect side dish for any turkey dinner or weeknight meal.  This easy side contains no condensed soup.  Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.
Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the perfect side dish for any turkey dinner or weeknight meal.  This easy side contains no condensed soup.  Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.
Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the perfect side dish for any turkey dinner or weeknight meal.  This easy side contains no condensed soup.  Tender crisp veggies tossed in an easy homemade cheese sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

27 comments on “Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole (No condensed soup)”

  1. Just a question, can I use cornstarch in place of the flour? I want to make it gluten free> Thank You, Ann

  2. Can this be made the day before to be baked the next day?? Thanks!

  3. Can you use frozen vegetables instead of the fresh?

  4. Can I use regular mustard ? I don’t have mustard powder.

  5. I am very excited to try this recipe……My family enjoys Chicken Devine……..so I’m thinking they will also like this offering……

  6. Question what size baking dish do you use?

  7. Sounds like the veggies are going to be overlooked

  8. Been making a similar dish to this for years, mine uses smoked paprika instead of mustard. Also turn it into a complete meal by adding leftover holiday ham or turkey cubed up.

  9. OMG. GREAT. Love the taste of the cheese mixture. So glad to get away from can cheese. Etc…..

  10. I made this today. My cheese sauce was thick when I added it to the veggies. When they came out of the oven, the sauce had watered down quite a bit. I had steamed the veggies before topping w/sauce & bread crumbs. What do u think I did wrong? This has happened with fresh steamed veggies as well as frozen.

  11. Can your broccoli cauliflower casserole be maid ahead and frozen?

  12. Made tonight for supper, was so good! Thanks for sharing.

    Rating: 5
  13. Q; when adding the butter with the panko, does the butter need to be melted?

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