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Creamy cheddar broccoli casserole

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"How to make creamy cheddar broccoli"

Serves 12 | Prep Time 5 mins | Cook Time 55 mins

Why I Love This Recipe

Easy and once it's done it looks good and tastes good

Ingredients You'll Need

1 ½ ounces rustic sourdough bread, torn into 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup)

3 tablespoons canola oil, divided

10 cups chopped broccoli florets (from 3 medium heads)

¼ cup water

3 cups chopped fresh cremini mushrooms (about 8 oz.)

½ cup finely chopped yellow onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups whole milk

½ cup canola mayonnaise

½ teaspoon plus 1/8 tsp. kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

.13 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking spray

1 ½ ounces cheddar cheese, finely shredded (about 1/3 cup)


Preheat broiler to high with oven rack in top third of oven. Place bread pieces in a food processor; process until finely crumbled, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a small bowl; toss with 1 tablespoon oil, and set aside.

Combine broccoli and 1/4 cup water in a large microwavable glass bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave at high until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.

Wipe skillet clean; add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and heat over medium. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring constantly, until onion pieces are evenly coated, about 1 minute. Whisk in milk; bring to a simmer over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Whisk in mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until smooth. Add broccoli and mushrooms; stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot, about 2 minutes.

Transfer broccoli mixture to an 11- x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese. Broil until golden and bubbling, about 3 minutes.

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