My ideal recipe checks the following boxes: nutritious, delicious, appealing to both picky toddlers and adults alike and can be assembled in less time than a 30-minute episode of Sesame Street. This broccoli cauliflower casserole meets all my requirements and is one of my favorite dinners to make every week.

I usually make this dinner while keeping eye on an adventurous 22-month-old, so I have to be quick. I use a bag of frozen broccoli and a bag of frozen cauliflower. I’m a huge fan of frozen vegetables and always make sure to purchase organic varieties that do not contain any additional ingredients (like salt or seasonings). However, if you have some more time on your hands, you could easily prepare this dish with fresh broccoli and cauliflower by simply cleaning, chopping and steaming about one pound each of fresh broccoli and cauliflower.

This casserole is my go-to trick to getting my picky toddler (*cough* and husband *cough*) to eat vegetables. By covering it with delicious creamy sauce, made from cottage cheese and cheddar, they don’t even notice that the bulk of this dinner is made from healthy, nutritious vegetables.