I had planned to make this side dish but wasn't sure what to make with it. It's so creamy and decadent. I considered lobster tails since I've never made those before, but when I saw the $40 price tag, I reconsidered. We did find some frozen lobster meat for $15 though, so we splurged and got that. What gorgeous lobster meat. Perfect and definitely yummy. I was nervous but it was very good. After it thawed I sauteed it in butter with just a little salt and pepper. Then we just scooped that into bowls. Very simple. Look!
The side dish was extremely easy due to all the microwaving, but was very yummy. If I hadn't made it, I'd never have known it wasn't straight out of the oven. I used all light stuff - low-fat cream cheese, fat-free sour cream, 1% milk, etc. Very good. I would make it again for a quick dish.
All in all, the meal took 10 minutes from start to finish. High-five!
Easy Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin
1 lb. large cauliflower florets
1 lb. large broccoli florets
1/2 cup water
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
10 RITZ Crackers, crushed
3 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
PLACE cauliflower and broccoli in 2-qt. microwaveable dish. Add water; cover. Microwave on HIGH 8 to 10 min. or until vegetables are tender; drain. Set aside.
MICROWAVE cream cheese and milk in 2-cup microwaveable measuring cup or medium bowl 1 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended when stirred. Add sour cream; mix well. Pour over vegetables; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Microwave 2 min. or until cheese is melted.
MIX cracker crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over vegetables.
Yield: 10 servings