Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Broccoli Divan

2 heads broccoli crowns, cut into florets (or 1 1 lb. package frozen broccoli florets)
4 Tbl. butter (1/4 cup)
4 Tbl. flour (1/4 cup)
2 cups milk or vegetable broth
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Kraft)
1/16 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Steam or microwave the broccoli until it's crisp tender.  (Steam for 8 minutes, or microwave on a dinner plate in 2 batches, each with 1 Tbl. water added and zapped for 4-5 minutes.)  Lay it in a 9 x 13 baking dish.

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter.  Whisk in the flour, and sauté it until it's lightly browned. Add the liquid slowly, whisking as you pour, so that you end with a smooth consistency.  Cook and stir until the liquid has thickened.  (If it's bubbling in the middle, even a bubble or two, that's probably as thick as it's going to get!)  Turn off the heat.

Stir in the mayonnaise until the consistency is smooth.  Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, and lemon juice.  Pour over broccoli.  Sprinkle cheese over top.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.  

This is good with garlic bread and field greens dressed with vinaigrette.


  1. Oh, man, we had this last night and it was SO GOOD. Three of us ate the whole platter, which made me sad because I was going to have it for breakfast this morning, but alas, there was none!

    Mmmm. So good. I might actually learn to cook. >.>


  2. *snort* Wow, JB, it MUST have been good! ;)

  3. Hmmmm....this one looks really great. Thanks for sharing!


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