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Broccoli Cheese Bake

Here’s a handy and versatile side that’s creamy, colorful and bursting with flavor and nutrition. Pair it with almost any entree for a terrific meal. —Deborah Patrauchuk, Sicamous, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place 1 in. of water and broccoli in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, salt, pepper and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in onion and cheddar cheese until cheese is melted. Drain broccoli; stir into cheese sauce.
  • Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, covered, until vegetables are tender, 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 106 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 high-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

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