Monday, July 28, 2008

Cauliflower & Leek Casserole

This was a great side dish with my Roast Chicken last night. I think the key to eating chicken post-op is to keep it moist. Having gooey and saucy dishes like this on the side helps to keep things moving in the right direction too.

This casserole heats up very well. I had leftovers for lunch today with Turkey & Swiss Cold Cut Roll-ups.

Shelly's Cauliflower and Leek Casserole

1 small head Cauliflower, parboiled
2 Leeks, sliced (white & light green parts only)
1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup Bruschetta Sauce (I use Trader Joe's but Contadina/Buitoni makes one - find near fresh pasta)
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated

Parboil cauliflower till knife inserts easily but still firm. Drain, break-up into florets and set aside. Saute the leek and onions till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Add cauliflower back to pan.

Combine soup, bruschetta sauce and seasonings. Add to pan and mix till combined. Turn into Pyrex casserole. Sprinkle Parmesan over top.

Bake at 350 degrees about 30-35 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

If you like this. You might like these other Eggface casseroles:

Shelly's Zucchini and Chicken Bake
Shelly's Squash & Leek Casserole
Shelly's Summer Squash Casserole
Shelly's Poppy Seed Chicken


Anonymous said...

I made this last night and my family LOVED it!!!! Thank you again for another wonderful recipe.


jhudg4 said...

I just made this as a side dish for dinner tonight and we loved it. Thank you for all of the recipes you put out there for us to try.

jhudg4 said...

I made this tonight as a side dish and my family loved it. Thank you for all the recipes you share!! I am 19 months post op and loving life!!!

trritchie said...

We have been unable to find Bruscheta Sauce. Is there a substitute that would work?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Bruschetta sauce is usually in the refrigerated pasta section near pest or Alfredo sauce. Buitoni is one brand. Trader Joe's carries or...

Chopped Italian Style canned tomatoes will sub nicely. S&W makes one with Italian herbs and garlic aim for one like that.

Hope you enjoy it! :)

Shannon said...

I made this or Thanksgiving this year, my sister in law had bypass 2 yrs ago and I will be haing bypass in the next few months so I have been testing a lot of your dishes to prepare myself and LOVED this one!! My kids even liked it. Thanks, Shannom