Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake – Low Carb

A creamy cheesy broccoli and cauliflower bake

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake – Low Carb

A creamy cheesy broccoli and cauliflower bake
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Serving: 5
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 500g bag of mixed broccoli and cauliflower pieces (or fresh cut yourself if you prefer)
  • 200ml of cooking cream
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • A shallow cooking dish that fits inside your slow cooker for ease of serving (see notes below)


  • Place approx 1 inch of warm water in the cooking bowl of your slow cooker - but ensure the water level is not high enough that it could flow INTO your cooking dish when it is placed in the water bath to cook - adjust water level as necessary
  • Take the cooking dish and prepare the following INSIDE this dish
  • Pour broccoli and cauliflower into the cooking dish
  • Mix cream with tasty cheese and pour over the vegetables in the cooking dish
  • Carefully lower this filled cooking dish into the water bath in your slow cooker bowl
  • Place tea towel on slow cooker using The Tea Towel Trick
  • Cook on HIGH for 1hr 30mins or until vegetables are fork tender
  • At this point scatter the Mozzarella cheese over the top of your vegetables and return to cooking for another 15mins until cheese on top is well melted
  • Lift the cooking dish carefully out of the slow cooker bowl
  • Use large spoon to serve.
  • ALTERNATE METHOD: I also cook this recipe directly in my 1.5L slow cooker bowl or 3.5L also. It works just as well this way too. I cooked on HIGH in the 1.5L cooker for approximately 2hrs as it's not as spread out so needs a little more time I found 🙂

24 thoughts on “Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake – Low Carb”

    1. I’ve not tried to yet to able to say with certainty but I think that perhaps between the cream in the sauce and the softened veg after cooking it may not look the best or have a great consistency once frozen, defrosted then reheated? If you try though do let us know 🙂

  1. Can you please tell me….if I only have a small slow cooker, can I make this directly into the sc bowl? I assume no water used then? Thanks ?

  2. I really really liked this. I’ve been very basic with my sides (rice or potatoes) and suddenly cant eat too much potato, so have been searching for some alternatives. Here is a great one … easy, tasty, cheesy, cheap, filling. I can see myself doing this many times.

  3. I love this and do it often. I do it straight into a 3.5 sc with light oil spray. Tonight i added a bit of extra broccoli and cauliflower, 3 spring onions and chopped 4 rashers of short cut bacon. It needed a bit more liquid so I added 1/2 cup chicken stock. So magnificent

  4. Can you please explain what is the water bath and using the tea towel,
    Ive only cooked beef vege soups and not used to trying anything else. Very interested in trying other reciepes

  5. This has became a family favourite. So much so, it was requested twice by the kids in less than a week! It’s so versatile. I just add whatever vegies need to be used up.

  6. Thoroughly enjoyable vegetable side dish, easy to make. Served with baby back ribs and mash potato. thanks Pauline!?

  7. This was yum! My kids aren’t big broccoli lovers but all 3 devoured this and declared this is the only way they will eat it now!

  8. Michelle Sykes

    Yum!!! Everyone enjoyed this, even the broc/cauli haters cleaned their plates. It’s on my favourites list!

  9. Carolyn Clarke

    I used 300ml Nestle cooking cream, added carrot batons to the broccoli & cauliflower + added diced bacon, really enjoyed the dish

  10. Absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much Pauline. Big hit with my family and my parents who we had over for a Sunday roast. I used the alternate method and cooked it on low for 4 hours. I also used the tasty cheese on top as I was out of mozzarella. Will definitely be doing this again. Thanks again. ?

  11. This is one of my favourite slow cooker side dishes. I give it an A++++ as there is so much flavour and so easy. I cooked it directly in the SC bowl because I hate washing up lol. Thanks Paulene for another great recipe 🙂

  12. Without a doubt this is the easiest cauli/broc bake ever. No mucking around with rue, milk etc. I added a bit of Dijon mustard for a bit of oomph. Loved it.

  13. This is actually amazing. I fiddled with mine, used frsh cauli, broccoli, carrot and leek, plus frozen corn and bacon. I dropped the fresh veg into boiling water for about three minutes to drop the cook time as I didn’t start until nearly 4pm and we like to eat early. I used 300ml cooking cream and 1 and a half cups of grated cheese. Cooked straight in 3.5 litre slow cooker.

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