CHEESY SCALLOPED BROCCOLI

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

My mother-in-law's scalloped cabbage has been such a hit that I decided to experiment with broccoli. I mean, with all those ingredients, it HAS to be good, right? And it is. So what's next--cauliflower?
Photo: yummly.com


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 bunch
fresh broccoli
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
butter

SAUCE:

3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
milk
2 c
shredded cheddar cheese

TOPPING:

3/4 c
fine bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut off bottom inch of the stem and discard. Separate remaining stem from florets as near to the crown as you can. Thoroughly wash all. Cut the stem into bite-size pieces and separate the individual florets.
2
Fill a large saucepan half full of water and bring to boil. Add 1 tsp. salt and broccoli stem pieces. Cover and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes.
3
Add florets and bring to second boil. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes more. Drain and add 1 Tbsp. butter.
4
In another saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp. butter; mix in 3 Tbsp. flour and 1/4 tsp. salt. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, over medium heat, until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat.
5
In a small bowl, melt 2 Tbsp. butter in microwave. Add bread crumbs and mix thoroughly; set aside.
6
In casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray, layer half the broccoli, half the cheese, and half the white sauce. Repeat and top with buttered bread crumbs.
7
Bake in a pre-heated 375-degree oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy