Creamy Broccoli Bake

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

2 (12-oz.) packages fresh broccoli florets
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (4-oz.) package crumbled blue cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup finely crushed saltine crackers (about 10 crackers)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coarsely chop broccoli. Cook broccoli and 1 Tbsp. salt in a Dutch oven in boiling water to cover 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.

2. Melt butter in a medium-size heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheeses and 1/4 tsp. salt until melted. Stir in broccoli.

3. Place in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish; sprinkle with crackers.

4. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Creamy Broccoli Bake With Chicken: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2. Stir in 1 lb. chopped cooked chicken breast. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Note:

Linda Pinkerton, Odessa, Florida,

March 2009
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