A Super Side Dish: Cheesy Broccoli Bake #recipe

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Cheesy Broccoli Bake
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Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Do you struggle with new ideas for side dishes? This Cheesy Broccoli Bake recipe is easy to make and tasty! It's a great way to get in some veggies and forgo the boxed (sodium-soaked and preservative-riddled) side dish bakes! This recipe is a version of the tasty dish found at Filipino Recipes Portal (http://www.pinoyrecipe.net/cheesy-bake-broccoli-recipe/) with a few changes. I need a much bigger batch to feed my family, but the general ingredients and instructions are very similair!
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1⅓ cup low fat milk
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus ½ cup for sprinkling
  • 1 cup real Bacon Bits
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put broccoli in a steamer or small saucepan with just an inch of water; bring to a boil to steam. Simmer for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Use small saucepan to combine the cornstarch or flour, salt, pepper and milk until smooth.
  4. Bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  5. Stir in chopped onion and cheddar cheese, cook until cheese is melted.
  6. Drain broccoli; stir into cheese sauce.
  7. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, Bacon Bits, and ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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13 Responses

  1. Melissa Vera says:

    This looks absolutely yummy. I have been looking for a good broccoli casserole.

  2. Deanna Ritz says:

    I just pinned this recipe. Sounds delicious and something that my whole family would love. Thanks!!

  3. Manu Kalia says:

    I’ve never tried a Chessy broccoli bake before, but I would love to try it.

  4. eliz frank says:

    Your cheesy broccoli dish looks perfect for fall. I bet it’s very satisfying too.

  5. Melissa Smith says:

    This looks so simple & delicious! And since it has bacon on top of it, my hubs may actually eat it (he despises broccoli).

  6. How yummy! Now this for sure is a way to get the kiddos to eat their broccoli : )

  7. Esther says:

    Next time I make my herb Chicken I am going to make this dish. It will go perfect with it! Looks Yummy!

  8. Kimberly Bergeron says:

    Thanks! I will be adding a few more things to my grocery list. It’s going to be yummy I’m sure!

  9. I love broccoli and cheese, especially when they are together! What a yummy recipe!

  10. I love broccoli and my Oh loves cheese, so this sounds like a perfect combo dish for us both.

  11. Stephanie says:

    This looks so yummy! I beat my kids would love it.

  12. Melanie K. says:

    That looks amazing! I hadn’t planned my dinner yet, but I think I will have this now!

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