Friday, April 13, 2012
Broccoli and Cheese...A great combination!
This is a wonderful side dish that has a little prep but makes a great presentation. My kids really enjoyed the new creation I made. Hope you enjoy it too!
4 heads of broccoli (about 2 packages of 10 oz. frozen broccoli)
2 cans cream of celery *
3 cups shredded cheese
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup bread crumbs
3 Tbs. butter
Steam broccoli till tender.
Mix cream of celery soup or homemade cream base (see below) with 1/2 tsp celery seed, chopped onions, Worcestershire sauce and 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Add to drained steamed broccoli.
Spread in 9x13 pan. Top with bread crumbs and dab butter over the bread crumbs. Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Remove and add rest of shredded cheese. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
I use this base instead of buying creamed soups. When a recipe calls for cream of celery, cream of mushroom or cream of chicken, I simply make this cream base and add a seasoning. In this case, I used celery seed to give the flavor.
1 stick butter
1/2 cup whole white wheat flour
2 cups milk
Melt butter. Whisk flour into butter. Add milk and stir till thickened. Add flavoring.