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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews (15)

83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2017
My kids asked for me to make it again after just one bite! I did use store bought breadcrumbs and a little extra olive oil in the bechamel sauce.
Rating: Unrated
10/15/2016
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
Rating: Unrated
09/16/2016
What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
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Rating: Unrated
09/16/2016
What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
Rating: Unrated
09/16/2016
What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
Rating: Unrated
09/16/2016
What,no chopped,sauted onions? I use half'n half. Cheddar and Parm cheeses. And BUTTER!!
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Rating: Unrated
02/01/2011
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.
Rating: Unrated
10/17/2010
My husband and I loved it, it was so light and easy.
Rating: Unrated
09/13/2010
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.
Rating: Unrated
09/28/2008
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!
Rating: Unrated
09/27/2008
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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09/27/2008
Really delicious. I've made broccoli gratins before and this is the best!
Rating: Unrated
09/27/2008
Easy to prepare. I used 1% milk with a splash of half
Rating: Unrated
09/17/2008
This was a hit at a church potluck...several people asked for the recipe! It was easy and quick to prepare.
Rating: Unrated
09/17/2008
This was a hit at a church potluck...several people asked for the recipe! It was easy and quick to prepare.