Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole with Ham

Enjoy this Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole with Ham in a healthier cauliflower ‘cream sauce.’

Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole with Ham

This is quite a long recipe, but it is for a casserole so there are quite a few stages. Feel free to halve the ingredients, but keep an eye on the cooking times as they may vary.

Serves: 8

Time: 1


  • 450g broccoli
  • 900g cauliflower, divided
  • 200g cooked ham, sliced
  • 1 heaped cup (150g) cheese, shredded

For the cauliflower sauce:

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or coconut oil)
  • 5 cups (1.2 L) vegetable or chicken broth
  • ¾ cup (175 ml) milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Thinly slice onion and chop the garlic. Melt butter in the frying pan over a low heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until caramelised (about 20 minutes).

In a large saucepan, bring your broth to a boil. Cut half of the cauliflower (use the stems in this bit) into cubes and cook for 5 minutes, until tender. Reserve 1/2 cup of the broth, and discard the rest.

Make the creamy sauce by pureeing the cooked cauliflower together with the caramelised onion, garlic, remaining 1/2 cup broth, milk and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Cut the remaining cauliflower and broccoli into florets. Using a large saucepan, bring salted water to a boil. Cook cauliflower for 5 minutes, then add the broccoli, cooking for another 3 minutes. Drain and place veggies into a large casserole dish together with the ham slices.

Pour cauliflower sauce over the veggie mixture and top with the shredded cheese.

Bake for 20–30 minutes until golden brown.

NOTE: Due to the large amount of vegetables in this recipe, there will probably be a fair amount of moisture that collects. You can drain this off carefully towards the end and pop the dish back in the oven for a few minutes. 



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    14th Mar 2017
    If we want to be healthy, we better start finding healthy recipes such as this casserole recipe. We should also encourage our students from to do the same to keep them from being sick and unhealthy.

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