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Broccoli Elegant Recipe

Broccoli Elegant Recipe

My family loves this creamy vegetable side dish. As pretty as it is tasty, it's an extra-special way to serve broccoli, and it really dresses up a table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) corn bread stuffing mix
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli spears, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, 1/4 cup butter and seasoning packet from stuffing mixes; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; add stuffing crumbs and toss. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Spoon stuffing around edges of greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place broccoli spears in center of dish. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt remaining butter. Stir in the flour, bouillon and salt until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Add cream cheese; stir until melted. Add onions; mix well. Pour over broccoli. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 252 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 609 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.