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Broccoli Cheese Bake

Broccoli Cheese Bake is a delicious creamy and cheesy baked broccoli side dish perfect for a family dinner or get together.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked broccoli, broccoli & cheese, broccoli casserole
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound head of broccoli ** 1/2 kilo
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk 490 grams
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded swiss cheese (or cheddar cheese) 200 grams
  • 2 eggs beaten

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 325° (160° celsius)
  • Lightly grease a large baking dish.  (at least 10 x 7 inches / 25 x 18 centimeters)
  • In boiling water cook broccoli for approximately 10 minutes (until al dente) drain well. (gently dry with paper towels if needed).
  • In a large pot over low heat melt butter, whisk in flour and salt, continue whisking until smooth. Slowly add the milk and continue whisking constantly until thickened and starts to boil (let slow boil 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • Fold in cheese and broccoli and combine gently until cheese starts to melt slightly, add eggs and continue to stir gently to combine.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for approximately 30-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
  • ** You can use Broccoli, Romanesco or Cauliflower

Notes

Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 40.4mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 0.6mg