Broccoli Elegant

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

"A friend shared this recipe with me over twenty years ago. It is a favorite of my family. We use it often during the Thanksgiving holiday, Christmas season, and for family picnics and reunions."

Ingredients

1 1/2cups water
6tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1 (6-ounce) package chicken-flavored stuffing mix
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli spears, thawed and drained
2teaspoons all-purpose flour
1teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
3/4cup 2% reduced fat milk milk
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4teaspoon salt
1medium onion, finely chopped
1cup shredded Cheddar
Paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13-x-9-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine water and 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in stuffing mix and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon stuffing around the edge of baking dish, leaving a well in the center. Arrange broccoli spears in well.
  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the bouillon.
  5. Add milk gradually and cook over medium heat until thickened, about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in cream cheese and salt, mixing until smooth. Stir in onion. Pour sauce over broccoli. Sprinkle with Cheddar and paprika.
  6. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes longer.

Recipe by Linda Shires, Caldwell, W.V.

 

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