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Cheesy, Baked Cruciferous

I have never been a big fan of the stinky, messy, hard-to-chew white stuff - I'm talking cauliflower. While the cruciferous vegetables bring a host of nutrients and fibre to our dinner tables, their bitter flavours can be a turn-off for some. This family-friendly recipe is a fun and tasteful alternative for those of us who don't really care for cruciferous…


Preheat oven to 350 F


4 cups cauliflower, chopped

4 cups broccoli, chopped

1/4 cup milk

4 ounces cream cheese (the real stuff, NOT the cream cheese "product")

1 cup aged cheddar cheese

1/3 cup Panko or bread crumbs



1) Combine the vegetables and steam until just tender. Transfer to a casserole or baking dish. Set aside.

2) Heat the milk and cream cheese until the cheese is melted. Pour over the vegetables and mix well.

3) Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and Panko on top of the vegetables.

4) Bake about 15 minutes (broiling for the last minute to brown the top)

Makes 4 servings


Submitted by Brooke Bulloch, RD

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