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Baked Broccoli and Cauliflower With Cheese (Low Carb) Recipe

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Ready to eat.

Ready to eat.

A Vegetable Dish That Your Children Will Eat

Is it hard to find vegetables that your child/children will eat? If your answer is no, consider yourself very fortunate. But if your answer is yes, then this is a vegetable dish that they will eat. My daughter who is not a vegetable lover actually took some home with her.

Cheddar cheese is melted over the whole dish. Everything with melted cheese is always better. Plus it's a low carbohydrate dish, not to mention the nutritional value of broccoli and cauliflower.

One serving, about 4 oz., has about 68% vitamin C among other vitamins. So try this dish and enjoy and stay healthy.

Photos of the Prepping and Cooking Process.

Grated cheddar cheese

Grated cheddar cheese

Still raw and cut into flowerets

Still raw and cut into flowerets

After the vegetables were parboiled.

After the vegetables were parboiled.

All put together and waiting to be baked.

All put together and waiting to be baked.

Using Fresh Cheese

Whenever possible, choose to grate your own cheese. The pre-grated cheese you get in the stores have their place, but the cheese you grate yourself melts so much better than the pre-grated stuff.

I used sharp cheddar cheese but you can use whatever cheese you like that melts well. The white cheddar cheese is good too or grated Swiss cheese or Monterey Jack cheese are other possibilities.

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Cook Time

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15 min

19 min

34 min

Serves four to six people

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli, cut into flowerets
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into flowerets
  • a few splashes milk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into pats

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Start a large pot with boiling water. When it comes to a boil, put the broccoli and cauliflower into the pot and cook till fork tender, which should be roughly about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and place in a baking dish. Add salt and pepper and drizzle just a little milk over the vegetables and dot with the pats of butter. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top and bake until the cheese is melted.

© 2018 Rachel L Alba

Comments

Rachel Alba on November 24, 2018:

Hi Pat, I just came across your last post on my hub. I don't know how I missed it. Thank you so much again for your faithfulness in responding to my recipes. I'm glad your family will like this. I figured children will eat almost anything with cheese melted all over it.

Blessings to you.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 21, 2018:

Rachel...this will surely be a hit with my family. I am really in to low carb too so I am anxious to try it. I adore both vegetables so know it will become a favorite. Sending Angels your way...nice to 'see' you again...been so caught up with stuff that I have neglected this world. Pinning

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Rachel Alba on March 21, 2018:

Hi Donna, I'm always happy to hear others like the same recipes and food that I do. Thank you so much for posting a comment.

Blessings to you.

Donna Herron from USA on March 21, 2018:

Hi Rachel - This recipe includes three of my favorite foods! Can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 19, 2018:

Hi Linda, You're welcome. Thank you for your faithful visits and encouraging comments.

Blessings to you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 18, 2018:

I love melted cheese on broccoli. I've never tried baking broccoli and cauliflower, though. Thanks for the idea, Rachel.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 18, 2018:

Hi Peggy. I can eat anything with melted cheese on it. lol There were only three of us at the table yesterday and we ate the whole thing. lol

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 18, 2018:

Hi Jackie, you're so sweet. Thank you so much for you faithful comments.

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 18, 2018:

Hi Mary, Thank you for your input. I'm glad you like it.

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 18, 2018:

Hi Susan, It really is, one reason is because it's so easy to make. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

Blessings to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 18, 2018:

I know that I would like this. The vegetables are a nice color contrast. Melted cheese would make them taste delicious.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on March 18, 2018:

How easy and I know delicious. I am sure this dish will disappear quickly and be a favorite! It is two of my favorite veggies for sure. I love them both raw to dip in Mexican cheese dip, too. So no doubt about this treat.

Thanks for sharing!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 18, 2018:

Rachel, my husband loves dishes with cheese and though we have done this with cauliflower, mixing both adds a nice colour to the dish. Really healthy.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 18, 2018:

Oh, this sounds so good! Love cauliflower and broccoli but have never tried baking them before. This sounds like a great dish for me to serve on Easter Sunday.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 18, 2018:

Hi Thelma, Thank you for your visits and comments, they encourage me.

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 18, 2018:

Hi Louise, First of all, I love your name. It's my mother's name and my middle name. Thank you for your great comment. I appreciate it.

Blessings to you.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on March 17, 2018:

Yummy! I love baked broccoli and cauliflower. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on March 17, 2018:

That looks lovely, and easy to make too. I'd love this. I'll make a note of the recipe, thankyou.

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