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Recipe: Broccoli cheddar bake

Medically reviewed on August 17, 2017

Serves 6

Dietitian Tip

Well-cooked broccoli should look bright green and crisp but be tender when pierced with a fork. Because the florets cook faster than the stalks, cut the stalks in half lengthwise to increase their surface area. This ensures more even cooking.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups egg substitute
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

In a nonstick skillet, combine the broccoli, onion and water. Saute over medium-high heat until the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Keep adding water to prevent the vegetables from drying out, but use as little water as possible. Drain and set aside when the broccoli is done.

In a bowl, combine the egg substitute, milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Add in the broccoli mixture and pepper. Stir to mix well.

Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Set the baking dish into a large pan filled with about 1 inch of water. Bake uncovered until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Calories173
Carbohydrate8 g
Cholesterol21 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein15 g
Sodium266 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Total Fat9 g

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