Made this last night for the first time... I think even people who hate broccoli will love this! So simple, I recommend trying any kind of veggie or cheese combo.

BethanyC
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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Melt 5 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour, stirring constantly to prevent browning. Slowly pour in milk, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

  • Drain broccoli and place in a casserole dish. Pour cheese sauce on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, crush bread into crumbs. Saute in a skillet with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Spread bread crumbs over the broccoli and continue baking until golden brown, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; 17 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 414 mg sodium. 14.6 g carbohydrates; 9.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2018
This is quite good but changed a few things. I halved the recipe and used about 3 cups of frozen broccoli (after running it through the microwave for a few minutes it was reduced to about 2 1/2 cups). I also used 1/2 cup of Panko crumbs (instead of stale bread) sauted with the butter until golden. The sauce was very good and I would recommend this recipe. Very nice and smooth and tasty. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will use it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2019
While the basics of this recipe were fine the proportions in the recipe are wrong. 5 Tablespoons of butter is never going to incorporate 1 1/2 CUPS of flour! Use the same amount of butter with about 1/3 cup of flour. Also the sauce was a bit bland. I used fresh garlic and my own homemade Worcestershire sauce and it turned out good. I'm a Professional Chef but hadn't made Broccoli au gratin in years so looked it up. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2018
This is quite good but changed a few things. I halved the recipe and used about 3 cups of frozen broccoli (after running it through the microwave for a few minutes it was reduced to about 2 1/2 cups). I also used 1/2 cup of Panko crumbs (instead of stale bread) sauted with the butter until golden. The sauce was very good and I would recommend this recipe. Very nice and smooth and tasty. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will use it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2018
This is quite good but changed a few things. I halved the recipe and used about 3 cups of frozen broccoli (after running it through the microwave for a few minutes it was reduced to about 2 1/2 cups). I also used 1/2 cup of Panko crumbs (instead of stale bread) sauted with the butter until golden. The sauce was very good and I would recommend this recipe. Very nice and smooth and tasty. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will use it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2018
Original recipe makes a lot (serve 10-12). I added a rice mix which gave it more color. With the basic recipe other items could be added and or changed. Will use again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2018
This turned out pretty good. Next time I will add some cayenne or chili flakes for some heat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2018
Excellent. Great way for non-brocoli eaters to get a tasty vegetable dish that they will enjoy. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2019
While the basics of this recipe were fine the proportions in the recipe are wrong. 5 Tablespoons of butter is never going to incorporate 1 1/2 CUPS of flour! Use the same amount of butter with about 1/3 cup of flour. Also the sauce was a bit bland. I used fresh garlic and my own homemade Worcestershire sauce and it turned out good. I'm a Professional Chef but hadn't made Broccoli au gratin in years so looked it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
Had difficulty with making the bread crumbs - bread was not dry enough. Would definitely make again using purchased breadcrumbs! Read More