Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Bake

Yum for broccoli! We like broccoli. I bought a seriously huge bag from Costco. I barely made a dent in it after this broccoli casserole and a couple nights of steamed broccoli. Note to self: Costco bags of broccoli are too big for normal consumption.

Going back into my childhood, I liked broccoli with "cheeze."  Since processed cheese is very high in sodium (and lots of artificial weird stuff) I don't like to eat it all that often. Thankfully, my kids aren't big fans of Velveeta. However, this is one of those traditions where I have to indulge myself every once in a while.


This was part of the Easter dinner feast. It was really salty and oozy and yummy. I'm pretty sure we negated any health benefits from the broccoli with all the "cheeze" and butter, but I enjoyed it immensely.

Ingredients
2 lbs broccoli, chopped
1 lb block Velveeta
3 T. butter
2 T. milk
6 Ritz crackers, crushed

Method
1. Microwave or steam broccoli until just tender. Set aside for now.


2. Melt Velveeta, butter and milk together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until smooth.


3. Combine broccoli and cheese in a 8" square baking dish. Spread out and top with crushed crackers.


4. Bake in 325F oven about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.



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