Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Bake
 
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (like Philadelphia ⅓ less fat cream cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup grated 2% cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut the thick stalks off the broccoli and cauliflower and cut into small florets.  Steam broccoli and cauliflower together in a steaming pot for 5 minutes.  Set aside.
  3. In a large, deep skillet melt the 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat and saute the onions and garlic for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the flour and whisk to combine.
  5. Pour in broth and water, whisking it until combined.  Cook until sauce thickens, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to low and add the Neufchatel cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.  Stir to combine until the sauce is smooth.
  7. Remove from heat and add shredded 2% cheddar cheese.  Stir to melt.
  8. Add broccoli and cauliflower and mix well.
  9. Pour into a 8x8 baking dish.
  10. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter (1 tablespoon) and panko bread crumbs.
  11. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 173 Carbohydrates: 13 Fiber: 3 Net Carbs: 10 Sugars: 3 Protein: 8 Fat: 11 Saturated Fat: 6 Weight Watchers Points Plus: 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 6
Recipe by Skinny Me Recipes at http://skinnymerecipes.com/cheesy-broccoli-and-cauliflower-bake/