Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe
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Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe

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Creamy mozzarella and Swiss cheeses create the base for these tasty veggies, while a hint of cayenne pepper gives them a kick guests will adore. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 7 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 132 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 high-fat meat, 1 vegetabl


  1. Place cauliflower and broccoli in a Dutch oven; add 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. In small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, mustard, salt, nutmeg, cayenne and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Stir in 1-1/4 cups each mozzarella and Swiss cheeses until melted. Pour over vegetables. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 5 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p34

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"Flavors were good - I liked the addition of cayenne pepper and nutmeg. I didn't change or modify anything. Originally found this in my cookbook, "Taste of Home Best Loved Healthy Recipes" - I'd certainly make this again."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"I made a recipe for 4. I doubled the spices, butter, flour, and mustard; used 1 cup milk and 1 1 /2 ounces of each cheese. The reviews said it was a little bland, well it was still a little bland but okay for a one time prep."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"This was a nice change from our traditional cheesy veggies. But the kids didnt care for the cayenne. Will probably omit that next time!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Where did the beautiful casserole dish in the picture come from? The casserole was great. I added a little extra (Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle for our taste)."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"My family really enjoyed this dish - The ONLY thing I did different was use parm instead of swiss since we don't care for swiss - I've been asked to make it again for New Years Day."

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