Broccoli au Gratin

Broccoli Gratin


"Broccoli and Cheese" is a dish that my mother often makes for holiday dinners. Since I will not get the chance to have hers this holiday season, I thought that I would try making it myself. Unfortunately I was not able to get the recipe from her before I made it and I had to pull it from memory. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables and I happily eat it plain, but melted cheese makes almost anything better! It turned out pretty good. The crisp croutons and almond slivers add a nice crunchy contrast to the soft broccoli and cheese. Overall this makes a pretty simple and tasty side dish. When I get the chance I will have to see how close I got the recipe.

Broccoli au Gratin

Broccoli au Gratin

ingredients
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 2 tablespoons almond slivers (toasted)
directions
  1. Steam the broccoli until just tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  2. Place the broccoli in an 9x9 inch baking dish.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour on top of the broccoli.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the cheese is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Croutons

ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 cup bread (cut into cubes)
  • salt and pepper to taste.
directions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the garlic and saute for a few minutes.
  3. Let the oil cool and absorb the garlic flavour.
  4. Toss the bread, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Toast the bread in an oven until golden brown.

5 comments:

Coffee & Vanilla said...

It looks delicious Kevin!!
Answering your question about dill, yes, chopped dill freeze very good, then you just have to scoop out a little bit whenever you need! :)

Margot

Peter M said...

Kevin, broccoli and cheese were made for each other.

I hope to see your mom's recipe soon too!

Helene said...

Sounds easy and quick, my kind of thing. Looks good also.

Maryann said...

Cheesy vegetables are the bomb :)

Ferdzy said...

Wow, that looks nice. Simple and tasty.

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