Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
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
Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided


  1. Place cauliflower and broccoli in a Dutch oven; add 1 in. water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; transfer to a 13x9-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.

Nutrition 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 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat.