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Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

 Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole
After I found this recipe in an old church cookbook, I adjusted it to make it lower in calories and fat. The creamy cheese sauce makes it a tasty way to get children to eat their vegetables.
5 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups 1% milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 2-1/4 cups frozen cauliflowerets, thawed
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked lean ham
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth;
  • gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes
  • or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add cheeses; stir until
  • melted.
  • Place vegetables in a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray;
  • sprinkle with ham. Pour sauce over ham. Place bread crumbs in a
  • small bowl; spray with butter-flavored spray. Sprinkle around the
  • edge of casserole.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated
  • through and bubbly. Yield: 5 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 227 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.