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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Cauliflower Casserole - the perfect comforting and easy side dish. Best of all, this recipe is keto friendly and packed with broccoli, cheese, cauliflower rice, garlic, and Parmesan.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli side dish, keto dinner, low carb casserole, vegetarian casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 295 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ghee OR unsalted grass-fed butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut cream OR heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • sea salt & black pepper , to taste
  • 4 ounces dairy-free cream cheese OR regular cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded dairy-free OR regular cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth OR water , plus more as needed for creamy consistency
  • 3 1/2 cups cauliflower rice about 1 head small cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken , leave out if desired
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast OR grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan or 2.5 quart casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Heat ghee or butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir in almond flour. Slowly whisk in cream and continue whisking until bubbly and thickened.

  3. Turn heat down to low and stir in Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, black pepper, cream cheese and 1/4 cup of cheese. Whisk until thickened and smooth.

  4. Stir in chicken broth, cauliflower rice, chicken (if using) followed by broccoli and spinach, then toss to coat. Add more cheese or cream as needed for desired consistency.
  5. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan or 2.5 quart casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast (or Parmesan) and reserved cheese and bake for 37-42 minutes or until heated through and top is lightly golden.

  7. Serve hot and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.