Cheesy Ranch Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

I was trying to come up with something new and different to do with all our broccoli and cauliflower last weekend.  Typically I just steam it or bake it in the oven with a bit of oil and salt but I wanted something a bit more savory and decided to try my hand at making a casserole with just the vegetables.

It was so yummy that 1/2 of the 13x9 pan was empty by the time dinner was over!


  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 2 small heads broccoli
  • 4 Tbsp + 1 tsp butter
  • onion flakes (or diced onion)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (We used 1/2 cup cheddar and 1/2 cup mozzarella)
  • 1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers
Step 1: Cut the broccoli and cauliflower into florets and bring to a boil.  Boil for just 5 minutes so that the veggies are still crisp.  Then drain.  

Step 2:  In a separate pan melt the 4 tbsp butter and saute diced onions (or flakes).  Add garlic and 4 Tbsp flour.  Mix butter and flour mixture to make a roux.  Slowly add in milk, chicken broth, and ranch dressing mix over medium- high heat stirring almost constantly.  Continue cooking until thickened.

Step 3:  Pour broccoli and cauliflower mixture into a 13 x 9 pan and stir together with the milk mixture and the shredded cheese.

Step 4: Melt the remaining teaspoon of butter and crush the Ritz crackers; then mix together and spread over the veggies.

Step 5: Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly and crackers are slightly browned.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Linking Up With:

The Lazy Gastronome


  1. I love broccoli and cheese casseroles. I've never thought about adding cauliflower, but it sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    1. Thank you for the pin! I thought the cauliflower added an extra texture; we often make broccoli casseroles but I rarely think of adding cauliflower.

  2. This sounds yummy too! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's reader tip tuesday - hope to see you at this week's party:

  3. What a delicious way to prepare cauliflower and broccoli! So glad you've joined us again for the What's for Dinner party!

    1. Thanks! Every now and then we just have to mix up the veggies into something just a bit sinful.

  4. This looks so tasty. Just the kind of thing I love. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays.

  5. This looks so tasty! I could just try some :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you Tomorrow.


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