1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cook cauliflower and Brussels sprouts in boiling water 2 minutes; drain.
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, milk, and next 4 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a bowl; stir well with a whisk.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 3 minutes or until bacon begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk mixture; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Spoon vegetable mixture into an 11 x 7-inch broiler-safe ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover dish with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven.
Preheat broiler to high.
Remove foil from dish. Combine cheese and panko; sprinkle evenly over vegetables. Broil 5 inches from heat for 4 minutes or until browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
This recipe has potential. I agree with other reviewers that it lacked an "it" factor. Vegetables were the perfect texture. I used heavy whipping cream and an American swiss cheese since that was what I had on hand. The bacon was crumbled over the top before serving which provided an occasional nice bite of flavor. Maybe add tomatoes next time?
I thought this was great. I love brussel sprouts and califlower, so this was a match made in heaven. As with most recipes, I didn't follow it exactly because I didn't have everything on hand, so I used 2% instead of 1/2 & 1/2 and 1%, 3 slices of regular bacon instead of 4 of the center cut and only had 1/2 of a yellow onion (@ 1 cup) and it still turned out yummy! 1 of the people eating it hates brussel sprouts and went back for seconds. I will make this again for sure and wouldn't hesitate to serve it to company. I love Cooking Light!!
I was so happy that this came out wonderful,and my dish came out just like the photo in CL! I added some leftover broccolini I had in the fridge, for some more green. 3 minutes under a low broiler was enough to brown the top. My husband (not a big veggie fan) had 2 servings! It is also great leftover. It does not taste like a "light" recipe. I will make this again.
This was good, but a lot of prep work, so time consuming. The end product had a very runny sauce. Had to use a slotted spoon to serve. Did not have 1% so used fat free milk. Maybe that contributed to the problem and/or maybe because the casserole was covered. Will try baking uncovered next time.
In the 10 years I've been with cooking light, I think this is the 1st time I've rated anything a 1.
Even the bacon couldn't save it! We love brussels sprouts and cauliflower, but not like this. Think I will stick to roasting it. Also, it was a lot of work.
I made this and fell in love! It is absolutely scrumptious. I made it with fat-free milk and didn't use any bacon and it was still completely flavorful and enjoyable. I made a full recipe and have been eating it for lunch or dinner every day since. I don't want to share it with my family! I definitely recommend this, an exceptional dish.
I have hundreds of Cooking Light recipes which I love - this is not one of them. This recipe was not worth the trouble. You end up with a relatively rich dish that is just not that tasty, and you lose the real essence of the vegetables. I did not like the flavors -- thought the bacon detracted from the final product. There are much better brussels sprouts and cauliflower options on this site.
I made this for a family dinner so I'd have a vegetable dish that could be done in advance. I used broccoli and cauliflower, added some peppers for color. It was fabulous! I'll make this many times with whatever vegetables I have on hand.
Made for Sunday dinner but this would be a great holiday side, too. Blanched the vegs & prepped bacon/onion/garlic earlier in the day so the rest came together quickly. Served with CL's Italian meat loaf. Very good.
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