4 - 6 servings
A comforting, indulgent vegetarian dish.
tbsp butter, plus 2 tbsp butter
cup finely chopped onion
cup hot milk
cups grated sharp Cheddar
head broccoli, cut into 2-inch pieces, quickly steamed
cups crushed butter crackers
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add in onions and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in flour and stir to coat onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in hot milk. Return to heat and bring to a simmer. Stir in cheese by the handful. Add broccoli to the cheese sauce and pour into buttered casserole dish.
Melt remaining butter in a small skillet and stir in cracker crumbs. Cover the broccoli casserole with the buttered cracker crumbs. Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.