Broccoli and Cheese Bake

    45 minutes

    This is a great dish that I threw together one day when a friend requested Broccoli au Gratin for her birthday dinner. The eggs can be taken out without ruining the sauce, and using skim milk and fat-free cheese works well, too. It's basically a great recipe that can be easily altered according to taste. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 7 

    • 8 cups fresh broccoli
    • 125g butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 1/4 cups (285ml) milk
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 cups (450g) grated Swiss cheese
    • 2 eggs, beaten

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
    2. Place broccoli in a steamer over 2cm of boiling water and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.
    3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and add flour; cook until bubbly. Stir in onion and gradually add milk, stirring well. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and eggs; mix well. Combine mixture with broccoli and transfer to a 23x33cm casserole dish.
    4. Cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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    I love this recipe! I did make a few modifications. Instead of swiss cheese, I used authentic gruyere. I substituted a few shallots for the onion, and added 1 tsp. of nutmeg to the sauce. I found it slightly on the saucy side, as opposed to firm, so I think next time I will add another couple of eggs. However, the basic structure of the recipe is wonderful - it lends itself perfectly to any adaptation. I prepared it the night before and put it in the fridge, and took it out half an hour before I baked it. My guests absolutely raved over it - I served it with a brunch, but it would go well with any meal.  -  14 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fantastic! I don't use canned soups in recipes when I can avoid it (too much sodium and can't stand those preservatives and such) so this is a PERFECT recipe that you can make the healthy way for your family! Delicious and easy, too!  -  25 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    add garlic power and cheddar cheese instead of swiss.  -  23 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)