Broccoli Onion Deluxe Casserole
(Shared Recipe Submitted by Theresa.)
Theresa writes: "I am having this dish for Christmas. I love this one."
- 1 pound fresh broccoli (can use frozen)
- 2 cups frozen small whole onions, or 3 medium fresh onions, quartered
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 3 ounces low-fat package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese
- 1 cup soft bread crumbs
Slit fresh broccoli spears lengthwise; cut into 1 inch pieces. Cook in boiling salted water until tender. (Or cook frozen broccoli according to package directions.) Drain. Cook frozen or fresh onions in boiling salted water until tender; drain. In saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine; blend in the flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk; cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; blend in cream cheese until smooth. Place broccoli and onions in a 1-quart casserole. Pour sauce over broccoli and onions. Mix lightly. Top with shredded cheese. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine over the soft bread crumbs on top of casserole. Bake casserole in a preheated 350° F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through.
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