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?
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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

Step-By-Step

1Cut 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.
2Fill 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.
3Add florets and bring to second boil. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes more. Drain and add 1 Tbsp. butter.
4In 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.
5In a small bowl, melt 2 Tbsp. butter in microwave. Add bread crumbs and mix thoroughly; set aside.
6In 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.
7Bake 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