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Broccoli Gratin

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The richness of this baked vegetable dish is just right with a grilled or roasted chicken or meat main.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008

Ingredients

  • 3 slices white sandwich bread
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 heads broccoli (about 2 pounds total), florets finely chopped, stalks peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar (4 ounces)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with rack in upper third. In a food processor, pulse bread and 1 tablespoon oil until large crumbs form; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium. Whisk in flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; add broccoli. Reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 3/4 cup cheese.

  3. Transfer mixture to a shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish; top with breadcrumbs and remaining cheese. Bake until breadcrumbs are golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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  • MS12200191
    15 OCT, 2016
    I'm happy to find a Homemade version of broccoli casserole which called for cream of mushroom soup and roasted garlic cheese. Since everyone likes that version, I could use cheddar cheese, roasted garlic, and some sauteed onions and celery. I'll post when I try it. Thanks
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  • aimeeevoli
    16 SEP, 2016
    What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
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  • aimeeevoli
    16 SEP, 2016
    What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
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  • aimeeevoli
    16 SEP, 2016
    What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
    Reply
  • aimeeevoli
    16 SEP, 2016
    What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
    Reply
  • theresacc
    1 FEB, 2011
    So much easier to cook the broccoli and sauce in one pan. I put the bread crumbs right on top of the mixture in the pan so the whole thing goes into the oven. Only one dish to wash.
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  • poopak16
    17 OCT, 2010
    My husband and I loved it, it was so light and easy.
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  • kutest
    13 SEP, 2010
    My son loves this. I add a bit more cheese than the recipe calls for and I also add ,some salt to taste as I found this to be a little on the bland side.
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  • maggymar
    28 SEP, 2008
    I just made this for our Sunday dinner. It was so easy and delicious! I used 2 cups of 1% and 1 cup of whole milk. I also seasoned the milk with salt and pepper before tossing in the broccoli. Oh yeah and whole wheat bread for the crumbs instead of white. Will definitely make again and again!
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  • ehguy11
    27 SEP, 2008
    My comment below was partially missing, so I'll try again! Easy to prepare. I used 1% milk with a splash of half
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