This Cheesy Broccoli Casserole has tender broccoli smothered in a rich and creamy cheddar cheesy sauce and topped with crushed butter crackers. This is one Thanksgiving side dish that is sure to please them all!
YIELD: 6 -8 servings
2 ½ pounds broccoli florets, roughly chopped (7-8 cups)
¼ cup flour
1 3/4 cups half & half
8 ounces (about 2 1/4 cups) freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 sleeve butter crackers (like Ritz)
¼ cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a medium sized rectangle baking dish (about 11″x7″) with cooking spray and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add broccoli and boil for 3-4 minutes. Drain, rinse and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, garlic powder and onion powder and cook for several minutes until golden. Add half & half and bring to a low boil until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese (reserve 1/4 cup for topping). Stir in salt and black pepper. Taste and add salt as desired.
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