Friday, August 23, 2013
Light Broccoli Gratin
Coming back from a wonderful vacation is depressing on so many levels. No more sleeping late, relaxing by the water, sightseeing excursions or indulgent food. Yeah, that last part especially! So I decided to deal with some of those vacation calories by making a rich, cheesy gratin. What?? How is that not indulgent? Oh, I'll show you.
1 Small head broccoli, cut into bite size florets
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 Clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 Cup low fat milk
1/2 Cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt & pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 Teaspoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
Add the broccoli florets to a baking dish and pour the cheese sauce over them. Top with the grated Parmesan. In a small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs and olive oil and sprinkle on top of the Parmesan cheese. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown. Makes 2 to 3 generous servings.