This is an excellent side dish to accompany ham, turkey, etc. I always have requests for this dish during the holidays! This can be made ahead, refrigerated, and cooked when needed.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Place a steamer basket in a pot over boiling water, and steam the broccoli about 5 minutes, until tender. Place the onions in a separate pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender. Arrange the broccoli and onions in the prepared dish.

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir in the flour until smooth. Blend in the milk until thickened. Blend in the cream cheese until melted. Pour the mixture over the broccoli and onions. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, and top with bread crumbs.

  • Bake covered in the preheated oven 30 minutes. Remove cover, and continue baking 30 minutes, until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; 17.9 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 279 mg sodium. 14.7 g carbohydrates; 10.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2006
Not bad but the broccoli ends up being quite soft. If made it again I think I'd maybe skip the steaming and/or bake it for less time. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
Excellent recipe & its not very difficult to prepare. I doubled the amount of broccoli added about 1 tablespoon of Goya seasoning salt crushed red pepper and a lot more garlic to increase the flavor. Also instead of cream cheese I added low fat Greek yogurt to cut fat and increase protein. My husband loved this dish so much he ate the whole dish in 2 days! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2004
This recipe was pretty good. If I make it again I will definitely add salt and pepper. It was somewhat bland without it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2006
I just did not care for the idea of steamed onions. I sauteed the onions in a small amount of olive oil with 1 clove garlic chopped and kept everything else as is. I liked this as a nice alternative to the traditional green bean casserole we always serve at the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2006
Not bad but the broccoli ends up being quite soft. If made it again I think I'd maybe skip the steaming and/or bake it for less time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
My daughter & her friends chose this recipe along with pork chops & surprised her dad & I with a candlelit dinner for two! This was a great casserole that I would have never tried if I hadn't been "gifted" with it. Now its one of our fav's! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
I made this for Thanksgiving 2005 and it was very good and different. I made it exactly as the recipe says and I don't think I would change a thing when I make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2011
I read reviews before making. The only thing I changed was instead of simmering onions in water I sauted in a little olive oil and fresh garlic and added salt and pepper before adding sauce to veggies. This is amazing!!!! I can't tell you enough how much we enjoyed this recipe. I will make this again and again. Thank you so much for sharing this.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
I loved this. And it was easy. I used two 12oz steamer bags of broccoli. Cooked them in the microwave. I sliced one large onion and cooked that in the microwave with a couple of teaspoons of butter until tender. Made the sauce as written except added 1 teaspoon of dry mustard and salt and pepper with the flour. The breadcrumbs and cheese made a nice crunchy topping. This all fit into a 7x11 pan. Just because I had some I sprinkled some sliced and toasted almonds on my serving. I am not a fan of the green bean casserole that is often served at Christmas. I'm bringing this to the next holiday get together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
Very nice. I think a nice variation could incorporate little garlic as well. Maybe next time I will saute the onions in garlic rather than just boil them. A little cracked black pepper would be a nice addition to the sauce as well. Read More
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