Friday, May 17, 2013

Two Good Broccoli Recipes

I saw this first recipe on Pinterest and prepared it for our dinner tonight.  I liked it but it only rated an "it's okay" from DH--which means he'll eat it but it's not something he's ever going to ask me to make. I would have liked more cheddar cheese than just the 1/2 cup in the recipe.


2 teaspoons vegetable oil -
2 cloves garlic - minced
½ onion - chopped
1  (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli - defrosted  (I used broccoli spears and chopped into large chunks)
¾  cup panko breadcumbs -
½  cup sharp cheddar cheese -
⅓  cup parmesan cheese -
2  eggs - beaten
 salt/pepper -


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add in the garlic and onions. Season with salt/pepper to taste. Saute until onions are garlic are tender. Set aside to cool.

Add the broccoli to a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out the extra moisture.

 Pour the drained broccoli into a large bowl.
To the same bowl, add the panko, the cheeses, eggs, and salt/pepper to taste 

Form into patties. Place on the prepared baking sheet..
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15 or until browned and crispy.

This next recipe is one of my all time favorites for broccoli.  I've never tried to cut it down and it makes so much there's no way just the two of us could eat it all so it's a company dish.


1 package corn bread stuffing mix
   (Stove Top works well)
2 10 ounce packages frozen broccoli spears, thawed
2 T. butter
2 T. flour
1 tsp. Chicken bouillon granules
¾ cup milk
3 oz. Package of cream cheese, softened
¼ tsp. Salt
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
4 green onions, chopped

Prepare stuffing according to package directions.

Spoon stuffing around the edges of a lightly buttered
13 x 9 baking dish, leaving a well in the center.

Arrange broccoli spears in well; set aside.

Melt butter in a small saucepan; add flour, stirring until
smooth   Cook 1 minutes, stirring constantly.  Stir in
bouillon granules and gradually add milk; cook over
medium heat, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.

Add cream cheese and salt, stirring until smooth.
Stir in chopped onions and spoon this mixture over
the center of the broccoli; sprinkle with grated cheese
and garnish with paprika.

Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.


MaryH said...

Linda thanks for 2 delicious sounding broccoli recipes. Love nice to have a different way to prepare it. TFS

CARLA said...

I LOVE BROCCOLI!!!! So does my family, except for hubby. I cant wait to try both of them!