Broccoli Casserole With No "cream of Something" Soups!

Recipe by breezermom
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
  • 12
    teaspoon garlic, jarred minced
  • 14
    cup butter, divided
  • 2
    tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 14 - 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 18
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 12
    cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12
    cup breadcrumbs or 1/2 cup crushed Ritz cracker, fine and dry
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook broccoli according to directions, or if using fresh broccoli, chop it and cook it. Drain well. Add minced garlic to the broccoli. Place broccoli in a lightly greased 1 quart casserole; set aside.
  • Melt 2 tbsp butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add salt and pepper; stir well. Add cream cheese, stirring until smooth.
  • Pour cream cheese sauce over broccoli in casserole; stir gently to combine. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over low heat; remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs or ritz crackers. Sprinkle breadcrumb or ritz cracker mixture evenly over casserole.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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