Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin

Currently my fave (EASY) side dish! Your THM Thanksgiving table will thank you! 😉 So flavorful and I just love the texture (better than rice IMO!)! It’s also full of healthy veggies that will shrink your waste line! {This is an S dish} It goes so well with…well really anything, but I love pairing it with White Cheese Crockpot Chicken and Effortless Crockpot Chicken! It would also be quite tasty underneath simmering hot Spaghetti Sauce! Plus it’s not quite as “fattening” as the Cauliflower and Cheese recipe, so I feel it safe to say it’s a good weekly side dish. Hehe 🙂 Remember, good fats are OK on THM plan, but we can also cut corners and help our bodies lose weight at a faster pace if we lighten up on our fats in S dishes.

Behold:
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First steam your veggies until very tender. The veggies need to be soft enough so make sure you steam until they fall apart with the touch of a fork.
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Next drain any water and place veggies in a large mixing bowl. Using a fork, just mash/mix around the veggies a little until they are smaller pieces. You can use a food processor and pulse if you want…but a fork works just fine and it saves on time so you don’t have to wash more dishes!
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Add minced garlic, 4 TBS melted butter, reduced fat sour cream, 0% fat greek yogurt, salt, pepper, and 2 TBS half and half. Stir well then mix in sharp shredded cheese.
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Place in a 8×10 baking dish and bake 350 for about 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
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YUM!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin ~ S
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Serves: 8x10
 
Ingredients
  • 16oz Bag Frozen Cauliflower
  • 1 Cup Frozen Broccoli
  • ½ - ¾ tsp. Garlic, minced
  • ½ Stick Butter, melted (4 TBS)
  • ¼ Cup 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ Cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
  • 1 ¼ Cup Sharp Cheese, Shredded
  • 2 TBS Half and Half
  • ½ tsp. Kosher Salt
  • Sprinkle Pepper
Instructions
  1. First steam your veggies until very tender. The veggies need to be soft enough so make sure you steam until they fall apart with the touch of a fork.
  2. Next drain any water and place veggies in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Using a fork, mash/mix around the veggies a little until they are smaller pieces. You can use a food processor and pulse if you want…but a fork works just fine and it saves on time so you don’t have to wash more dishes!
  4. Add minced garlic, butter, sour cream, greek yogurt, salt, pepper, half and half. Stir well then mix in sharp shredded cheese.
  5. Place in a 8x10 baking dish and bake 350 for about 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

 

27 comments

  1. Kelly Cannon says:

    Why do you use so much of the cauliflower? Is it because it acts as “rice” in the dish? My son loves broccoli better than cauliflower, so I was thinking I should adjust it. Unless there is a reason, it could be better this way? I am not a very good cook so I don’t know how to change a recipe to fit our tastes. Any comments or suggestions?

    • Jen says:

      Hi Kelly! Yes, the cauliflower texture tastes very similar to rice! I’m not a huge fan of cauliflower (or broccoli really) by themselves either, so you could maybe give this a try and see if your son even notices that it’s cauliflower! Could have fooled me! 😉 Definitely make it your own though if it’s not to your liking! It would probably be just fine with more broccoli rather than cauliflower, however it may be a little more “mushy” tasting because cauliflower is a little more sturdy of a veggie even when steamed. Hope that helps!

    • Jen says:

      Hi Sharon! It is half whole milk and half heavy cream. You can find it near the coffee creamers in the fridge section at stores. Target Brand seems to be the best price I can find! And here’s a tip, buying two 32oz instead of the one 64oz is actually cheaper! It is at my Target anyway! Then you can usually almost always get 5% off using the Target Cartwheel app! 🙂

  2. Barbara says:

    I made this last night and it was a big hit. Not a bit of leftovers! I used a little more broccoli and cauliflower than indicated, and tried to make it lower calorie by using fat-free butter and sour cream. It was terrific!

  3. Cindy says:

    I absolutely love this recipe, so delicious!! I have made it a few times now but have never used sour cream, only greek yogurt to total 1/2 cup. Sometimes I add some extra broccoli and I have also substituted colby jack when I am short on cheddar.

  4. Dawn says:

    I made this dish last night and it was delicious. Will definitely make it again. I was just wondering how many carbs are in this and what is the serving size?

    • Jen says:

      Glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Because I am on the THM Lifestyle Plan, I don’t count my carbs. However I can tell you, just looking at the ingredients, it’s extremely low in carbs. This would be considered an “S” side dish which means you can eat this with lots of good healthy fats and keep the carbs at a low minimum. When eating the THM way, no need to worry about serving sizes either! Eat until you are satisfied and full. Be careful to listen and stop when your body is full so as not to over eat, but we don’t starve ourselves on THM! When you categorize your meals (only eat healthy fats in one meal, then eat healthy carbs with low fat for another meal), it does wonders for the body in losing weight and gaining good health! Hope this helps!

  5. Angela Decker says:

    Do you think the butter is really necessary? I am trying to think of ways to cut the calories and fat in this dish. Do you happen to have the nutrition info, by chance? Also, do you think it could be make ahead and frozen until you want to bake it?

    • Jen says:

      Hi Angela, I’m sorry but I don’t have the nutrition info for this recipe. You could definitely cut out the butter if you wanted to! I’m sure it would taste fine. Maybe in place of it, add a little unsweetened almond milk for creaminess! And yes! I think you could freeze this dish and save it for later!

    • Jen says:

      Marilyn, I apologize for the delay in my reply! I can’t remember if I’ve tried this recipe with only sour cream but I’m sure that would work just fine!! The reason I did half sour cream and half greek yogurt is just to cut out a little fat. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

  6. Tracy says:

    Love this recipe! I used all sour cream because it’s all I had on hand, as well and 1 TBSP of heavy cream and 1 TBSP of water in place of the half and half. I will definitely be making it again! Everyone in the home loved it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  7. Karen says:

    Just a suggestion for those looking for the carb count: Go to My Fitness Pal & put in the contents. It will give you the nutritional breakdown including the carb count…

    • Jen says:

      Hi Jess, I’ve not tried cooking it ahead of time and freezing it, but what I would do if I wanted to freeze this dish is, first prepare it as suggested in the recipe, then freeze, don’t bake yet. Then when you’re ready to bake, take out of freezer and add a few extra minutes if it’s still frozen, or defrost on the counter first then bake as recipe suggests. Hope this helps! 🙂

  8. Tracy says:

    I tweaked it a bit! Added kale and sliced ham and bacon bits to the broccoli and cauliflower and used 2 tblsp of heavy cream and all sour cream, no yogurt.. Wow, it hit the spot! 😉 my hubby and I loved it!

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