Broccoli feast

I am always looking for a way to make broccoli more interesting. Somehow this veg does not apeal to me, but I love it with cheese! This recipe makes my life easy. Especialy because I can do all preperations the day before. All I need to do when I get home is heat the dish in the oven.brocolli1

We like eating this simple broccoli casserole with roast potatoes and maybe a salad on the side. As the sauce is so rich, we like having this broccoli feast as a vegetarian dinner. As a variation to this dish you could mix in cauliflower or maybe .

Broccoli feast

  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • For the cheese sauce:
    • 1 onion, finely sliced
    • 30 grams butter
    • 30 grams flour
    • 150 ml white wine
    • 150 ml milk
    • 150 ml stock
    • 1 tsp mustard
    • 2 cups of grated cheese, I like old Gouda or a gruyere for this dish
    • salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg
  1. Boil your broccoli until tender. Rince with cold water to stop the cooking process. Place the broccoli in an ovenproof dish and set aside.
  2. Gently fry the onion in the butter intil soft.
  3. Add the flour. Stir this mixture on a low heat for at least 2 minutes.
    Do not skip this stage to prevent a grainy, floury taste.
  4. Add the liquids gradually, while mixing and incorporating into a thick sauce.
  5. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese and the mustard.
  6. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste
  7. Pour your sauce over the broccoli and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
    (You can prepare this dish a day before and keep it in the fridge.)
  8. Preheat your oven at 220 degrees C. Bake your broccoli for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.


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