Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: Gorgonzola Broccoli Casserole

It's almost here!!!  Can you believe we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in just two days?!?!  Do you have your recipes ready?  I made our big Turkey Day grocery trip on Saturday, so I am ready to get cooking.  This is my absolute favorite meal to cook.  Last year, over the course of several Tuesdays, I posted all of the recipes I make for Thanksgiving.  Here's a recap...  You can click on each dish to find the link to the recipe...

This year I thought it would be nice to add a new dish to the menu, and my friend Amy highly recommended this broccoli casserole.  The name alone sounds completely heavenly!!
Gorgonzola Broccoli Casserole
Yield: Makes 12 to 14 servings
  • 3  pounds  broccoli
  • 1/4  cup  (1/8 lb.) butter, plus 1 tablespoon melted
  • 1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  cups  milk
  • 2  packages (3 oz. each) cream cheese, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2  cup  crumbled gorgonzola or other blue cheese
  • 2  cups  1/2-inch cubes French or other firm white bread (3 oz.)


1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 3 quarts water to a boil. Rinse broccoli and trim off and discard tough stem ends; if skin on stalks is tough, peel stalks. Cut broccoli into 1-inch pieces. Add to boiling water and cook just until barely tender when pierced, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.
2. Rinse and dry pan. Add 1/4 cup butter to pan and melt over medium heat. Stir in flour and salt until smoothly blended; cook until bubbly, about 1 minute. Add milk and stir over medium-high heat until mixture is boiling and thickened, about 3 minutes. Add cream cheese and gorgonzola; whisk until smoothly blended. Stir in broccoli. Pour into a shallow 2 1/2- to 3-quart casserole.
3. In a blender or food processor, whirl bread cubes into coarse crumbs; you should have about 1 1/3 cups. In a small bowl, mix crumbs with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over broccoli mixture.
4. Bake until casserole is hot in the center and crumbs are golden, 20 to 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Whipped sweet potatoes with bananas..wow that sounds fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving!



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