Creamy Cauliflower Broccoli Bake- Freeze-dry recipe

Rich and Creamy Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake  (you can use any freeze-dry/brand name product)

by Natalie Riley on Oct 20 2009


  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T thrive white flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 c thrive powdered milk, prepared
  • 1 c mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3 T grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄2 t nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 t thrive iodized salt
  • 1 1⁄2 c thrive freeze dried broccoli
  • 1 1⁄2 c thrive freeze dried cauliflower
  • 2 T heavy cream



In a medium size bowl, cover broccoli and cauliflower with warm water. Let sit 5-10 minutes until softened and re hydrated. Drain. Repeat same process for THRIVE freeze dried cheese if necessary.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook for one minute. Next, whisk in prepared milk, stirring quickly to avoid lumps. Continue stirring over heat while sauce thickens for about 2-3 minutes.

Add cream, nutmeg, salt, and 2/3 cup of mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine and remove from heat.

Add well-drained broccoli and cauliflower. Gently stir together, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Place mixture in a greased baking dish or a small pie plate. Top with remaining mozzarella and the Parmesan cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes or until hot, bubbly, and golden brown.


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