Monday, December 13, 2010

Marirose's Favourite Broccoli Recipe

For Dave, by special request, the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book recipe for the broccoli casserole that Marirose said everyone asks her for, once they try it.

Broccoli and Onion Casserole

2 10 oz packages of frozen cut broccoli (Marirose uses fresh broccoli)
2 cups frozen small whole onions or 3 medium fresh onions, cut into wedges (Marirose uses the fresh ones)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 3-ounce  package cream cheese, cut up
1/2 cup shredded American cheese
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup soft breadcrumbs

Oven 350 degrees

Cook broccoli according to the package directions. Drain well, set aside. Cook frozen or fresh onions in boiling, salted water about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside.

In the same saucepan, melt the 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the flour, salt and dash pepper. Add milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes more. Add cream cheese; stir till melted. Stir in the broccoli and onions. Turn into a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Top with American cheese. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter or margarine; toss with crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Makes 8 servings


Susan said...

Now, if you could just get her to share her recipe for home-made Filipino spring rolls!..

Dave Hingsburger said...

Thank you for this recipe ... it looks like something we may try with the big holiday meal.