Step into my kitchen, where we’ll be crafting a delectable and nutritious dish – Broccoli Casserole. This recipe is designed to serve four people and marries the vibrant flavors of broccoli with a creamy and cheesy embrace. Whether you’re seeking a comforting side dish or a stand-alone delight, this Broccoli Casserole is sure to please. Join me as we create a wholesome masterpiece.
For this wholesome Broccoli Casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients:
For the Casserole:
- 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
For the Topping: 9. 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably Panko for extra crunch)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Now, let’s dive into the process of crafting this nutritious and delicious Broccoli Casserole:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
- Steam the fresh broccoli florets until they’re tender but still crisp. Drain and set them aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, eggs, diced onion, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Add the steamed broccoli to the mixture and gently fold them in, ensuring the broccoli is evenly coated with the cheese and mayo mixture.
- Transfer the combined mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
- In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with the melted butter. Stir until the breadcrumbs are coated with the butter.
- Sprinkle the buttered breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the casserole, creating a crispy and golden topping.
- Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until it’s bubbling and the top is beautifully golden.
- Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve your Broccoli Casserole hot and savor the delightful harmony of flavors and textures.
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