Creamy Broccoli Gratin Recipe

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Creamy Broccoli Gratin

April Box

By
@April_Box

I found this recipe at least 15 years ago. My family and friends have always loved it. I used to do the broccoli from scratch, but recently started using frozen broccoli. It tastes the same. This is a great holiday side. The red pepper is what makes this dish...and the scratch sauce. Use a whisk for the sauce, it makes it very smooth and creamy. I usually use half and half, but the cream makes it go over the moon. Enjoy.


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Rating:

Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 large
head broccoli, about 3 lbs, trimmed and cut into florets, about 10 cups, or 2 large bags of frozen broccoli florets, thawed.
1/2 c
butter (1 stick)
1 medium
red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 small
onion, diced (1/2 c)
1/4 c
flour
2 c
light cream or half and half
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 1/2 c
grated cheese - i use mexi-mix
1/2 c
grated cheese for the top

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Cook broccoli 3 - 5 min or just till tender crisp, or set frozen broccoli in a colander and run water to thaw. Drain and place in large bowl.
2
Melt butter in a 12" skillet over medium heat and cook onion and red pepper 3 min, stirring occasionally. until vegetables are crisp tender. Remove to broccoli bowl with a slotted spoon. Add flour to pan. Cook 1 - 2 minutes, until blended. Gradually stir in cream or half & half. Cook and stir till mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 2 min. Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cups cheese and salt/pepper. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat well. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with 1/2 cup of cheese.
3
Bake 15 - 20 minutes until mixture is hot and bubbly. Makes 6 - 8 servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #broccoli, #take-along