Broccolini Walnut Au Gratin

Total Time
45 Mins
Serves
8
Serving Size
about 1 cup
Course

DESCRIPTION

Broccoli covered in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with California walnuts.

Total Time

Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
280 cal
Saturated Fat
9 g
Total Fat
21 g
Cholesterol
40 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
5.57 g
Sodium
430 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
2.39 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Protein
13 g
Carbohydrates
13 g

Ingredients

Topping

  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • 8 ounces shredded sharp or extra sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped California walnuts

  • 1/4 cup finely crushed croutons

Broccoli

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup minced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

  • Garlic salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into 1-inch spears

  • California walnuts, chopped and toasted (garnish)

Preparation

Topping

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a small baking sheet with foil and coat liberally with cooking spray.

  2. In a small bowl stir together 1/2 cup cheese, walnuts and croutons. Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

Broccoli

  1. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add flour and cook 1 more minute. Slowly stir in milk and broth, cooking until smooth. Reduce heat to low and add cheese a small handful at a time, cooking just until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Steam or boil broccoli until tender and drain well. Transfer to 9-inch casserole dish and top with cheese sauce. Crumble topping over broccoli. Sprinkle with additional walnuts, if desired.