Wonderful side dish with broccoli and cream cheese. Even my kids like this dish.

Menda
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 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 4 to 6 minutes; drain.

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in salt, flour, and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Remove from heat, and stir in broccoli.

  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup of crushed crackers over the bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Slowly pour the broccoli mixture into the dish, and top with remaining crushed crackers.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; 21.9 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 471 mg sodium. 24.3 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2008
I used fresh broccoli with a very good result. I cut the amount of cream cheese in half (and used lowfat) and added some shredded cheddar cheese. I also added about 1/2 tsp. garlic salt to the cheese sauce. I didn't bother putting any cracker crumbs on the bottom of the pan only the top. Really good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/20/2006
I follow this recipe word for word and I found it to be bland...maybe i messed up Read More
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193 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2008
I used fresh broccoli with a very good result. I cut the amount of cream cheese in half (and used lowfat) and added some shredded cheddar cheese. I also added about 1/2 tsp. garlic salt to the cheese sauce. I didn't bother putting any cracker crumbs on the bottom of the pan only the top. Really good! Read More
(66)
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
I initially made this recipe on Thanksgiving only I didn't have any cream cheese so I used a half a cup of shredded sharp cheddar instead. My husband and I loved it! It was the best broccoli casserole I had ever had. I remembered it for Christmas and this time I used cream cheese. Well it was thick and creamy but tasted bland. I would recommend replacing the cream cheese with cheddar cheese. If you decide not to though just made sure you have the salt on hand! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. I will definitely use it again just not with the cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2006
We loved this recipe! For those that thought it was bland...it's cream cheese! If you want something with an Alfredo flavor buy Alfredo sauce...hmmm...not a bad idea! Anyway we made this and it was a huge hit. Needed some salt pepper and garlic because it is a plain cream cheese flavor but it's something so different from the normal brocc & cheese and we loved it! We used Town House crackers and while the crust part of it was soggy it still added wonderful flavor and I used a bit more than the recipe called for and really covered the top of it. Then I sprinkled a bit of Lawry's Seasoned salt and just a tiny bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese on the top. Also because we like crispy broccoli I boiled the broccoli for only a few minutes and it was still a crisp tender even after the baking. We'll make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
Awesome recipe!! I added some shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce. I also did a mix of broccoli and cauliflower. I'm going to try using the sauce to make a seafood au gratin with scallops shrimp crab etc. I think it would be great. You've got to try this!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
OH MY YUMMY!!!! I sprinkled a little bit of garlic power in the cream sauce and some dried minced onion on the bottem layer of cracker crumbs. So good!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This was really runny when still hot and after sitting out for awhile began to become more solid. So don't plan on serving it as soon as it comes out of the oven. The taste was wonderful and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2008
This is sensational! After reading a few reviewers comments I decided to use fresh parboiled broccoli 1 clove of fresh garlic sauted in the butter and doubled the amount of salt called for. Added 1/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper and instead of 2 cups of milk used 1 and 1/3. Oh and fresh breadcrumbs instead of the cracker crumbs and only on top. Anyway I guess I changed things up a bit. Nonetheless this was SENSATIONAL. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
Terrific teriffic (no...not a typo) recipe. Instead of 2 cups milk I used one cup of heavy whipping cream and one cup of whole milk. And because I had a box of Special K Multi-grain crackers in the pantry I Cuisinarted (work with me here...) and used those as opposed to what the recipe suggested. This recipe surpassed our expectations! Trusty lovely dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
Great change from the usual processed cheese and rice casserole. I used lite cream cheese and added garlic onion powder and pepper to the sauce. When the sauce thickened I tossed in about 1/4 cup of grated parmesan. Really really good-thanks! Read More
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