Casserole or hotdish? I only recently even heard of the term hotdish. I’ve looked up several sources trying to get some clarity on the difference between the two. Both include a creamy condensed soup with vegetables and usually meat of some sort. The differences? From what I gather, casserole tends to use a lighter meat like tuna or chicken while a hotdish is more likely to use beef. But honestly, even that seems somewhat vague given you could eliminate meat altogether. The biggest difference seems to be a matter of where you’re from. Hotdish is more of an upper Midwestern term (think Minnesota). Having grown up in Kansas, I’m definitely a casserole gal.
Grab those veggies out of the freezer and soup out of the pantry, we’re making casserole today! Now that the temperatures are finally cooling off here in Texas, I’m ready for comfort food. As you know, I’m also a huge fan of super easy recipes. This is basically a stir and bake recipe – if only every recipe were this easy! You can use it as a side dish or make it the main event. Either way, this broccoli and riced cauliflower casserole has made it onto the regular rotation of dinner recipes in our house. I’d love to hear what types of casseroles (or hotdishes) are your favorites!
- Trying to keep things low carb? Replace the bread crumbs with more shredded cheddar.
- For added veggies, you can use a riced cauliflower & sweet potato blend.
Broccoli & Riced Cauliflower Casserole
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 8 oz sour cream
- 2 cans (10.5oz each) cream of celery soup
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 10.5 oz frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 lb frozen broccoli florets
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, soup, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese.
- Stir in riced cauliflower then stir in broccoli.
- Spread broccoli mixture into a greased 9×13 casserole dish.
- In a small bowl, stir together butter and breadcrumbs then sprinkle over broccoli mixture.
- Bake 45 minutes. If breadcrumbs are not golden, turn the broiler on and watch carefully until you achieve golden color.