Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

This creamy side dish will go great with any entree and makes a lovely presentation.

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  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil.
  2. Add broccoli and cauliflower and cook just until tender.
  3. Drain, reserving liquid.
  4. Add milk to the vegetable liquid to measure 2 1/2 cups.
  5. Turn vegetables into a shallow 2-quart baking dish.
  6. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the saucepan over medium heat and lightly saute garlic, but do not brown it.
  7. Blend in the flour, stirring until smooth and bubbly.
  8. Gradually stir in milk mixture.
  9. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth.
  10. Season with the salt and pepper.
  11. Pour sauce over broccoli and cauliflower.
  12. Dot with remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter.
  13. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and paprika and sprinkle over vegetables.
  14. Bake at 450° for about 20 minutes, until casserole is bubbly.