Broccoli Gratin

Broccoli Gratin

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables on earth and with this recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy it in a creamy sauce that tastes like macaroni and cheese. This is an easy dish to make for dinner, but if you want to use it as a side dish, just double the batch! The best part about this recipe is that it’s not only delicious but also gluten-free. You can serve this alongside any protein or vegetable dish at your next meal!

prep: 10 mins cook: 35 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 casserole


2 slices stale bread

1 ½ cups milk

6 tablespoons butter, divided

1 large head broccoli, cut into florets

1 pinch garlic powder

1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 pinch onion powder

½ teaspoon ground black pepper


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 245 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 14.6g; fat 17g; cholesterol 48.8mg; sodium 413.8mg.

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