Sunday, March 20, 2011

Broccoli Cauliflower Artichoke Casserole

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I can hardly believe that it's March already. I love the color green. I am part Irish, and I love thinking of today as GREEN DAY! :) I love that band too. :) Well, I'm trying my hand at theme cooking. I know shocker! I don't usually do anything for St. Patricks day except wear green. Today however, I feel more in the spirit of St. Patricks Day so today I am having a Green Meal planned for dinner tonight. Well, all except for the meat, it's marinated chicken legs (store bought). I participate in something called Bountiful Baskets and I got some green colored cauliflower and I thought to my self, what am I going to do with this? I had bought some broccoli earlier in the week so it was still good. Realizing today was GREEN DAY! I thought, "why don't I make a green dish for dinner". So that's just what I did. I searched online for broccoli casseroles, I didn't find one that I thought I had everything for, so I combined two with ingredients that I already had on hand. So here's hoping it turns out. I also made a green jello cake for dessert. Fun huh!? I think so.

2 heads of fresh broccoli
1 head of cauliflower (mine was colored green)
1/4 of a red onion (I would have used yellow if I had any)
1 can artichoke hearts (rinsed and chopped)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of broccoli cheese soup
1 cup sour cream
salt, pepper and paprika to taste
1/8 tsp celery salt
2 tsp butter (melted)
2 cups herb stuffing mix or (8 oz)

Boil the broccoli and cauliflower to desired tenderness, then chop. Add the chopped red onion, artichoke hearts 1 cup cheddar cheese sour cream, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir in the broccoli and cauliflower. In a 9X9X2 pan, spread mixture in the pan.

Then melt the butter and stir in the stuffing mix to incorporate, the sprinkle or spread on top of the broccoli mix the stuffing and butter mixture.

Bake in preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of stuffing mixture and bake an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve warm.

1 comment:

  1. I think next time I will remove the artichoke, it was a briny taste and I didn't like it too much. Also, i ran out of cheddar cheese, so I put munster cheese on top, which didn't melt right and became hard. So If you don't have cheese for the top the best thing is to just leave the stuffing mixture, No need to add the cheese. It was tasty other than that. I hope you try it and like it. I know I only have a small container left, and that will be a leftover lunch for me. All the kids ate it. Which is a very good sign.