Low Carb Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake

Close up of Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake on plate with casserole dish in background.  It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake is a creamy, hearty, scrumptious dish.  It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it’s baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish!

We have all heard of Cordon Bleu, right?  Most likely Chicken Cordon Bleu is the most familiar recipe.  Veal Cordon Bleu is also a popular and traditional way to prepare this dish.  However, why not Cauliflower?  The cauliflower takes on the role of both the ‘meat’ and the starch, so no other rice or pasta is even needed.  

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake bite on fork with plate and casserole dish in background. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower is a Super Source for Fiber & Vitamins 

Cauliflower is not only versatile, it’s a great Low-Carb diet food full of health benefits!  While it’s low in carbs, it’s high in Fiber and contains so many vitamins and minerals.  Cauliflower is a Cruciferous Veggie, just like Broccoli and Kale, which we all know are extremely good for us.  So, it also contains important Antioxidants which can help to reduce the risk for heart disease and may have anti-cancer effects.  

Head of cauliflower for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Try these other delicious and healthy Cauliflower recipes:

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

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PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR CAULIFLOWER CORDON BLEU

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

This is one of those casseroles that you can make in 2 stages or make entirely ahead and reheat.  If you want this as a side dish, you could cut the recipe in half.  

It starts with an entire head of cauliflower.  Cut the head of cauliflower in half and then quarters. Cut out the core and discard. Then cut off into bite-size florets.

Knife cutting cauliflower head in half for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Knife cutting cauliflower for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower florets in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Next, you can prep ahead all of the other ingredients…mince the garlic, shred the gruyere, chop the parsley, dice the ham.  For the ham, I used leftover ham from Easter, but you can ask your deli for some thick slices of ham and use that to dice up into bite-size pieces. 

Diced Ham for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

At this point, you can store the prepared ingredients in the fridge or continue on to put everything together and bake.

COOK YOUR CAULIFLOWER CORDON BLEU 

You will need a 9×13 Casserole Dish or similar size for the full recipe.

In the casserole dish, start by mixing the cold milk with the cornstarch until dissolved. Then add in the broth, then cheese, parsley, and ham. Add the cauliflower florets and mix to combine.

Adding cornstarch to milk for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Broth being poured into dish for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Diced Ham, parsley, and sauce in dish for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Adding cauliflower florets to casserole for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Raw Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake in dish. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Bake in a 350 F degree oven for 50 minutes covered. Then remove the cover, stir, and bake for another 10 minutes uncovered. 

While the cauliflower Cordon Bleu is baking, make the topping.  I make my own gluten free breadcrumbs by using a slice of gluten free bread and blending it in a food processor. 

Mix it with the cheese, parsley, and a dash of salt and pepper.  Remove the bake from the oven and sprinkle the topping all over top.  Put it back in the oven to bake for the final 10 minutes until the topping is crispy and golden.

 bread pieces in food processor for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Breadcrumbs, cheese, and parsley topping in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Hand sprinkling topping on Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes 

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Close up of Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
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Low Carb Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake is a creamy, hearty, scrumptious dish.  It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword casserole, cauliflower, gluten free, low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cup diced ham 6-8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 cup Veggie Broth
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups gruyere, shredded about 16oz for this and topping

Topping

  • 1 Slice Gluten Free Bread
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Gruyere, shredded
  • 1/8 tsp Salt just a dash
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Pepper just a dash

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Cut the head of cauliflower in half and then quarters.  Cut out the core and discard.  Then cut off into bite-size florets.

    Cauliflower florets in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  2. Mince the garlic.  Shred the gruyere.  Chop the parsley.  Dice the ham.

    Diced Ham for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  3. At this point, you can store the prepared ingredients in the fridge or continue on to put everything together and bake.

Cook your Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.  You will need a 9x13 Casserole Dish or similar size.

  2. In the casserole dish, start by mixing the cold milk with the cornstarch until dissolved.  Then add in the broth, then cheese, parsley, and ham.  

    Diced Ham, parsley, and sauce in dish for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  3. Add the cauliflower florets and mix to combine.  Bake in the oven for 50 minutes covered.

    Raw Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake in dish. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  4. While the cauliflower Cordon Bleu is baking, make the topping.  Make bread crumbs using a slice of gluten free bread and blending it in a food processor.  Mix it with the cheese, parsley, and a dash of salt and pepper.

    Breadcrumbs, cheese, and parsley topping in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  5. Remove the bake from the oven and sprinkle the topping all over top.  Put it back in the oven to bake for the final 10 minutes until the topping is crispy and golden.

    Hand sprinkling topping on Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

 

 

 

 

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Spoon scooping Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole in casserole dish on counter with red towel. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Spoon scooping Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole in casserole dish on counter with wine glass in background. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

There is nothing better in the entire world than ooey gooey cheesy potatoes and this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe does not disappoint!  It’s warm, creamy, and full of flavor!  And it’s the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on plate and in casserole dish on counter. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

This Hash Brown Casserole Recipe says goodbye to the canned soup, but is still super easy with a simple roux with milk and broth added to create a thickened flavorful sauce.  Add in a little sour cream, cheese, scallions, and oregano and you have the most comforting and flavorful side dish or main (I’m just saying)!

Family Recipes to bring warm memories

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on plate and in casserole dish on counter with recipe card. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

This recipe comes from my Mom and after she passed away last December, I have been working my way through her recipe box.  This was a relatively new recipe of hers, so the card is clean and still white (that is, until my 6 yr old got a hold of it!).  Mom made it for Christmas dinner a few years back and I remember thinking, hmmm, another casserole, not very exciting.  But, then I tasted it and FELL IN LOVE!  It was creamy, cheesy, comforting, and utterly addictive, just like my Mom loved food to be.  Today it brings back sweet warm memories, which is what is so wonderful about family recipes.

I did change up a couple things from my Mom’s recipe, though.  I think she would approve!  First, I replaced cans of potato soup with a homemade thickened sauce with broth and milk.  I also replaced the onions with scallions.  I love the mild flavor from scallions that melts into the casserole and gives it a bit of beautiful green color.  Finally, I added dried Oregano, which gives just a hint of herby flavor that goes so well with the cheese.

What else should you serve with this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe?  Here are some ideas…

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on holiday table with salad, beef roast, and gold ornaments. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

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MAKE YOUR CHEESY HASH BROWN CASSEROLE RECIPE

This recipe is so easy, as you simply mix all of the ingredients with the frozen hash browns and bake.  You do need to first create the simple sauce, which starts with a simple butter and flour roux.  Slowly whisk in the broth and then milk until the roux is completely and smoothly mixed into the liquids. Continue to stir and cook over medium heat until it comes to a light simmer and thickens.

To a large mixing bowl, add the frozen hash browns, the thickened broth mixture, sour cream, cheese, oregano, sliced scallion, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine then add the hash brown mixture to a 9×13 casserole dish.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients in bowl. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients mixed in bowl. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients mixed and being pressed into a casserole dish with spatula. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Bake in the oven center rack for 45 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Remove the cover for the last 10 minutes and turn the broiler on to brown the top. Monitor the casserole to ensure that it does not burn under the broiler.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe cooked in casserole dish on counter. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

That’s it!  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on plate and in casserole dish on counter. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

There is nothing better in the entire world than ooey gooey cheesy potatoes and this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe does not disappoint!  It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor!  And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, christmas dinner, hash browns, holiday dinner, potatoes, sides
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Frozen Hash Browns
  • 3 Tbls All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbls Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

  2. Thinly slice 2 scallions, both the whites and the greens.

  3. In preheated medium sauce pot, add butter and stir to melt.  Add Flour and whisk to combine with the butter.  Cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes.  Slowly whisk in the broth and then milk until the roux is completely and smoothly mixed into the liquids.  Continue to stir and cook over medium heat until it comes to a light simmer and thickens.  Turn off the heat. 

  4. To a large mixing bowl, add the frozen hash browns, the thickened broth mixture, sour cream, cheese, scallion, oregano, salt, and pepper.  Mix to combine.

    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients in bowl. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.
  5. Add the hash brown mixture to a 9x13 casserole dish.  Bake in the oven center rack for 45 minutes covered with aluminum foil.  Remove the cover for the last 10 minutes and turn the broiler on to brown the top.  Monitor the casserole to ensure that it does not burn under the broiler.

    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients mixed and being pressed into a casserole dish with spatula. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on plate and in casserole dish on counter. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.