Mr. Food: Easy Broccoli Casserole

November 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
What a smart way to get everybody to eat their veggies! This easy broccoli casserole is bathed in creamy richness and makes a perfect side dish partner with any of your favorite main courses!Makes 8 servings

2 (12-ounce) packages fresh broccoli florets (see Note)
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs

 

  1. Coat a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add the broccoli and broth, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 7 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients except the bread crumbs; stir well then spoon over the broccoli mixture and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, until heated through and broccoli is tender.

 

NOTE:?Using broccoli florets shortens this cooking time. They're sold fresh or frozen and are really convenient for a quick weeknight side dish.

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