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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

 Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for this hearty dish 32 years ago. It was the only way I could get my husband to eat broccoli—by hiding it in the stuffing!—Sheron Hutcheson of Newark, Delaware
7 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, drained and patted dry
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (6 ounces) reduced-sodium stuffing mix
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cheese, stuffing mix, onion,
  • egg, nutmeg and pepper. Gradually stir in milk and broth.
  • Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer
  • reads 160°. Sprinkle with bacon.
  • Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.