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Baked Parmesan Broccoli

I began making this creamy side dish years ago as a way to get my kids to eat broccoli. They've since grown up, but still request this satisfying dish. It's truly a family favorite. —Barbara Uhl, Wesley Chapel, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bunches broccoli, cut into florets
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place half of broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; repeat with remaining broccoli.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from heat; stir in the cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over broccoli.
  • In a small skillet, cook bread crumbs in remaining butter until golden brown; sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, 15-18 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 191 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein.

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