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