Monday, November 24, 2014

Easy Au Gratin Broccoli and Cauliflower

The first time I ate au gratin broccoli and cauliflower was when I was already an adult.

I had an intense hate - hate relationship with broccoli when I grew up.

I did like cauliflower, especially in a soup, actually in one specific soup and nowhere else.

I must admit I was a horribly picky eater, a total nightmare to my mom.

Especially because what my sister ate, I refused to eat and viceversa.

Which is why I am totally cool with my son's pickiness.

I can't really complain after what I put my mom through.

At least he doesn't throw up the food on his plate.

Our children truly are how we pay back for our childhood's sins...

But moving on to the broccoli and cauliflower au gratin.

I was an adult when I finally accepted that broccoli is actually a food.

And I was actually suprised to notice how delicious it is.

So when I was offeced this absolutely amazingly delicious au gratin, I just had to make my own version of it.

Unlike me, my son enjoys eating broccoli and I have been very happy to cook it to him.

And since he is a cheese lover, just like I am, it has been a staple in our house since the first time I cooked it for him.

Sometimes we eat it with a side of rice but usually I eat just the au gratin with meat or chicken.

Or just by itself.

 Au Gratin Broccoli and Cauliflower

5 cups large broccoli florets
4 cups large cauliflower florets
4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg) Cream Cheese
½ cup  milk
½ cup Cream
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese
3 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese

1. Mix the cream cheese, milk, cream and salt in a blender until its uniform.

2. Put the broccoli and cauliflower in an oven safe recipient and pour the cream cheese, milk and cream mix on them.

3. Sprinkle cheddar and parmesan cheese on top.

4. Bake in 375 degrees Farenheit until golden brown. (About 30 min)



  1. This sounds so good. Those are my two favorite veggies!

  2. this looks AMAZING! thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!

  3. This looks so good! I think I may even be able to get my littles to eat it!

  4. I like that is has some great veggies that i enjoy! thanks for the recipe share!

  5. Oh my goodness! Hungry just looking at this posts. Thank you!

  6. Oh this looks really good. My toddler actually enjoys both broccoli and cauliflower. I think I'll try this for her and hubby.

  7. This looks delicious! I love all of the ingredients so I am sure I would love au gratin broccoli and cauliflower.

  8. Yummy, I would love this! I love broccoli and cauliflower.

  9. Wow, it is a wonderful post for me, because cauliflower is my favorite. I love to make cauliflower with tomato and potato with some Indian spices. But, i would love to make this dish also. It is looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. Broccolli and cauliflower are my favorite. I also used to mix them with eggs

  11. oh my that looks so good! who doesn't like cheese and i love me some broccoli!!! i'll have to make this!

  12. I love all of the ingredients so I know I will love au gratin broccoli and cauliflower! I am going to make this for dinner sometime next week.

  13. Really delicious. Cauliflower and broccoli are my all-time favorites. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Definitely I would try this for sure.

  14. This dish looks so yummy! I absolutely love broccoli and cauliflower, so adding cheese makes them even more delicious to me! :)

  15. I would love to try this recipe...looks yummy!

  16. This dish is one of my favs. I usually do this and include rice and smoked sausage and make it a meal. YUM

  17. That is one delicious and inviting looking dish. I love that it is easy to make.

  18. I love cauliflower.. this looks so yummy! I'm going to make this very soon!

  19. OK...this looks delicious. I love broccoli and cauliflower, and for some reason, I don't eat this combination often...I don't know why.

  20. Sigh, I still don't like either vegetable! I thought once I was an adult but I just tried them both in a salad last week and no. This would be good to take to a church potluck though!

  21. Oh yes please! This is something I know would hit my belly just right!