225 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 65
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6

This is a great casserole that I threw together one day when a friend requested Broccoli au Gratin for her birthday dinner. This is a great idea for those who aren't big fans of bread crumbs. Also, the eggs can be taken out for a great 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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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.

  • 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 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; 33 g total fat; 148 mg cholesterol; 285 mg sodium. 15 g carbohydrates; 23.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (167)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
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.
(96)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2011
We did not care for this at all. We did not like the texture of the taste. It's back to good ole broccoli and cheese for us.
(4)
225 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 65
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
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.
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2003
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!
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
add garlic power and cheddar cheese instead of swiss.
(44)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2005
This was tasty. If you follow the directions you get a wonderful cream sauce. After baking it I found the texture of the cheesy mix to be a little like cottage cheese I think this could be avoided by letting the dish cool for a couple minutes before serving.
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2004
Excellent recipe!! I cut it in half and made it low-fat (used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter fat-free cheese & skim milk) and it was STILL delicious! Thanks so much!
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2004
I really like to take this to carry-ins. It's relatively simple and people seem to love it. I use sharp cheddar cheese instead of swiss. I also mix it up the night before throw in frozen broccoli and bake it in the morning and it seems to come out fine. It sometimes takes longer to cook if the broccoli isn't thawed yet.
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2003
Very good if you like swiss. I steamed the broc. in the microwave...worked out fine Scaled the recipe down to serve 4 and followed the recipe exactly. Very yummy!
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2010
This was good. We had no leftovers.. I did cook 1 cup of rice in the rice cooker and added the rice in the dish. I also didn't use as much butter as it called for. I loved that this was made with no processed ingredients. I looked along time to find a broccoli bake with no fake cheese or canned soup. Bravo! Family enjoyed it. Oh I also added some garlic and skipped the eggs all together! My husband doesn't like eggs and after I got so far into the sauce it was thick enough that I thought if I added eggs he wouldn't like it.
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
The flavor was delicious especially with the swiss cheese. I used frozen flowerets to make it easier and everyone loved it. I will make this recipe again.
(14)