Broccoli Gratin - Pairing Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

Broccoli Gratin – Pairing Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

Broccoli Gratin is an excellent pairing of Broccoli and cheddar cheese. This dish is a weeknight feast, but you can also double or triple it up for a unique holiday side dish. To prepare ahead of time, make the topping and precook the broccoli a few hours ahead of time. Prepare the sauce and assemble just before baking.

Broccoli Gratin Ingredients

Broccoli Gratin Topping:

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • dash salt and pepper

Filling:

  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, ¬†minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • dash cayenne
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Directions

Broccoli Gratin Topping:

  1. Tear bread into 4 pieces.
  2. Put in a food processor with 1 tablespoon butter, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pulse a few times until it forms coarse crumbs.

Filling:

  1. Cut the broccoli florets into one-inch pieces, peel stems and cut into pieces.
  2. Boil for about 3 minutes until tender and drain.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat.
  4. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add flour and cook for another minute. Add milk, broth, thyme, cayenne, and nutmeg.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  8. Stir in broccoli.
  9. Pour mixture into a casserole dish; top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs.
  10. Bake until golden brown and sauce is bubbling around edges.
  11. Serve immediately.

Always use organic fruits and vegetables in your recipes.

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