Zesty Broccoli Casserole

Zesty Broccoli Casserole

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Regular breadcrumbs can be used in place of the panko. If the broccoli florets are very large, cut them into bite-sized pieces.

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Ingredients

  • 3 10 oz. pkg. frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 C. fat-free milk
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 C. (3 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 C. (4 oz.) fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C. fat-free mayonnaise
  • 3/4 C. chopped onion (about 1/2 medium)
  • 1 8 oz. can water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and sliced
  • 3/4 C. panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tsp. butter, melted

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Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange broccoli in an even layer in an 11x7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.

Combine milk, flour, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cheddar and cream cheeses; stir until smooth. Stir in mayonnaise, onion, and water chestnuts. Spoon cheese mixture evenly over broccoli. Place panko in a small bowl. Drizzle with butter, and toss. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture evenly over cheese mixture. Lightly spray breadcrumb layer with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degreesĀ for 25 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble and breadcrumbs brown.

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