Sunday, April 12, 2009

Au Gratin Broccoli and Cauliflower

This one is from Sisters' Cafe and it's a yummy side dish. I was a great accompaniment to the Russian Roast that we had for Easter dinner tonight. I have to admit I had misgivings when spooning the cheesy mayonnaise mixture over the unsuspecting and incredibly healthy steamed broccoli and cauliflower, but I did it anyway... And am glad I did! It was good! And it's Easter! Fat grams don't count on holidays.

Au Gratin Broccoli and Cauliflower

16 oz fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets ( I used 1 1/2, 12 oz bags that were precut)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
3 green onions, sliced thin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Preheat oven to 350. Stir together mayo, cheeses, green onions, garlic, mustard, and cayenne; set aside. In a pot filled with about 2 inches of boiling water steam broccoli and cauliflower for 7 minutes. Drain well. Arrange broccoli and cauliflower in a baking dish. Spoon cheese mixture over florets. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and paprika. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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