Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk, divided
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup cubed sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter, or to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×12-inch baking dish.

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  • Step 2

    Place broccoli and onion into a saucepan, pour in water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until broccoli turns bright green and starts to become tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Whisk flour and 1/4 cup evaporated milk together in a bowl until smooth. Stir remaining evaporated milk and salt into broccoli. Gently stir flour mixture into broccoli mixture and bring to a simmer; cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sharp Cheddar cheese, mixing until cheese has melted into the sauce.

  • Step 4

    Cook and stir bread crumbs with butter in a small skillet over medium heat until butter has melted and crumbs begin to give a toasted fragrance, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Step 5

    Transfer broccoli mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle crumbs atop casserole.

  • Step 6

    Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and browned, about 30 minutes.

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