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Broccoli CAN be something you crave! This cheese-filled, crunchy bread crumb-topped casserole is proof. As an added bonus, this vegetable side dish is only 150 calories per serving!



  • 1 ¼ pounds broccoli, cut into spears

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups fat-free milk

  • 3 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)

  • ¾ cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice)

  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted


  • Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan. Add water to just below the bottom of the steamer basket. Bring water to boiling. Add broccoli to steamer basket. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 6 to 8 minutes or until just tender.

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  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan cook and stir the onion and garlic in the 1 tablespoon hot butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Gradually add cheese, stirring until melted.

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  • Transfer broccoli to a 1 1/2-quart au gratin dish or 2-quart square baking dish. Pour sauce over broccoli. Combine bread crumbs and the 2 teaspoons melted butter; sprinkle over sauce. Bake, uncovered, in a 425 degree F oven for 15 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned. Makes 6 servings.

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Nutrition Facts

150 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 8 g protein.


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