Everyday Meals

Broccoli Gratin

Ingredients

  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • 2 slices stale bread
  • Directions

  • Step 1

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

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  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    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.

  • Step 4

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

  • Step 5

    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.

  • Step 6

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

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