Broccoli Casserole With Cheese Recipe

Broccoli Casserole
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 1 casserole (6 servings)

This tasty broccoli casserole is the perfect side dish for a scrumptious holiday dinner, or bake it to go along with an everyday family meal.

Ingredients

  • 10 to 12 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar (6 ounces)
  • 3 large eggs, beaten

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease a 2 1/2-quart casserole or baking dish.

  2. Arrange the cooked and drained broccoli in the prepared casserole.

  3. Heat the butter in a large skillet or sauté pan; add onion and sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes, until onion is tender.

  4. Stir in flour until well blended and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the pepper, nutmeg, salt, and half-and-half. Continue cooking over low heat until thickened. Stir in cheese and cook just until cheese is melted.

  5. Add about one-third of the hot cheese sauce mixture to the beaten eggs; add back to the hot mixture, blending well. Pour over the broccoli.

  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center of the broccoli casserole and comes out clean.

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