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Pearl Onion Broccoli Bake Recipe

Pearl Onion Broccoli Bake Recipe

With its creamy white cheese sauce and buttery crumb topping, this dish is great comfort food. If you’re looking for a mild way to dress up broccoli, this is the recipe. —Charles Keating, Manchester, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) frozen broccoli cuts
  • 4 cups frozen pearl onions
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook broccoli in 1 in. of water until almost tender; drain. Cook pearl onions in 1 in. of water until almost tender; drain.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter; stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cream cheese until smooth and blended.
  • 3. Place broccoli and onions in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Add sauce and gently stir to coat. Melt the remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs and cheddar cheese over vegetables.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Yield: 12-15 servings.