Broccoli Gorgonzola

Tammy Kendell

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@CatsCatsCats

This is a great side dish & it has become a holiday tradition in my family. It is a perfect match with a prime rib meal. This dish can easily be converted to a main dish by adding fettuccine & beef medallions. Also quite good with shrimp.


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Serves:

2-4 side servings

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 Tbsp
butter
1 1/2 Tbsp
flour
1 1/2 c
heavy cream (may substitute whole or 2% milk)
2 large clove
garlic, finely minced
5-6 oz
creamy gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1-2 pinch
salt (to taste)
1-2 pinch
fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 lb
steamed broccoli florets

ALTERNATE FINISH:

1 c
italian bread crumbs
3/4 c
creamy gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Using a a medium size sauce pan, melt butter on medium-low heat. Add garlic & saute, stirring frequently. Add flour to create a roux & continue stirring until golden in color.
2
Using a whisk, stir in cream & blend until smooth. Add fresh grated nutmeg & cracked pepper. Increase heat to boil, whisking sauce until completely free of lumps & sauce is velvety smooth. Reduce heat to a simmer, allowing sauce to thicken while stirring. Remove pan from heat, add gorgonzola & continue whisking until the sauce is creamy smooth.
3
Stir in steamed broccoli florets, making sure to coat evenly. Salt to taste. Serve immediately while hot. ENJOY!
4
ALTERNATE FINISH: transfer contents of sauce pan to a casserole or baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs & crumbled gorgonzola & bake, uncovered at 350* for 15-20 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
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