Since my Chicken and Green Chile Cauliflower Rice Casserole was all I survived on for weeks because I was so obsessed, I decided to play around a bit more with what kind of other casseroles I could make with cauliflower rice. Because Easter was the other weekend, I had a bunch of ham left over and decided to pair it with some roasted broccoli and loads of sharp cheddar cheese. It was everything I had hoped for and more!
The panko takes this dish next level by giving it some added crunch and color. I like to hit it with some PAM spray or a bit of olive oil in a bowl before I throw it on top of the casserole so that it browns nicely while the casserole cooks.
Total Time: 40 minutes
Hands on time: 10 minutes
3 bags steam in bag cauliflower rice
2 C cooked cubed ham
2 C sharp cheddar (divided)
1 C monterey jack (divided)
2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets and stems chopped
1 white onion, chopped
2 tsp garlic
salt and pepper to taste
6-8 oz low fat cream cheese
1 C greek yogurt
1/2 C panko
2T olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425 and grease a 9×13 pan.
- Steam cauliflower as directed and squeeze/drain out any excess water so that it doesn’t make the casserole soupy.
- While that cooks, toss your onion and broccoli with olive oil and some salt and roast on sheet pan at 425 for approximately 20 minutes.
- Lower oven to 350.
- In a large bowl mix cauliflower rice, half the shredded cheese, ham, broccoli, garlic, onion, cream cheese, greek yogurt and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. If it seems like it’s not QUITE creamy looking enough, add a little water back in. I ended up needing about 2T because of how great of a job I did squeezing the liquid out of the cauliflower rice.
- Pour mixture into pan and spread evenly. Then sprinkle the rest of both of the cheeses over the top.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Meal Prep Tips:
Pre-roast your broccoli and onion or use leftovers.
Don’t shred your own cheese.
Use the prechopped garlic so you don’t have to chop it.
I always buy a way bigger ham than needed at Easter and Christmas and chop and pre measure baggies to toss in the freezer to use throughout the year.