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Broccoli-Onion Deluxe Recipe

A friend gave me this recipe years ago. It's a marvelous dish to go with any meat...also a vegetable dish that will "keep" if your dinner party happens to be running late!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pearl onions
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into spears
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

Directions

  • 1. In a covered saucepan, cook onions in a small amount of water for 5 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 5 more minutes. Drain. Place in a 2-qt. baking dish. In a small saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter; stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Add cream cheese; stir until melted. Pour sauce over vegetables; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Melt remaining butter; combine with crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Return to the oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 219 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.