Recipe by Theresa Hebler
"My family loves this delicious dinner pie."
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1 1/3 cups
2 (10 ounce) packages
chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
shredded Cheddar cheese
I have been making this dish for years and the key is to use a 9x13 baking dish instead of the pie plate. We sometimes use pizza cheese too instead of just the cheddar.
This could be great, but needs a little work. Next time, I will sauté the onions first and add more seasoning. Also, I cooked it for 40 minutes and it was not enough. Next time, I might make it a bit smaller and add a bit less milk. Potatoes and sautéed mushrooms would have been a nice addition. This is a great base for many combinations. Can’t wait to try it again.
Great and easy, too! I have made this quite a few times, and I have some adjustments that I now prefer to make each time. I chop an entire onion and saute it first in 1/2 Tbl. butter, along with 1 tsp. minced garlic (the onions don't cook well enough for me otherwise, and garlic adds nice flavor), then add them to the mixture. I lower the fat a bit by using only 2 cups of cheese (none really needs to be sprinkled on top) - another note - skim milk works well in this recipe. Be sure and thaw (then drain) the broccoli well, or there will be too much liquid in the pie. I also add 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to the mixture before pouring into the pie plate. Thanks for the recipe!
I thought this recipe was very good, although I made a few modifications. To
bump up the healthiness of the recipe, I skipped the cheese on the top (there
is plenty of cheese cooked in), and I used whole-wheat baking mix. Also, there
is no need to grease the pie pan. This recipe does not stick to the pan. I would
suggest adding pepper or some other spice to the ingredients, since it's just a
tad bland. Also, as a note, the broccoli does not have to be thawed completely
before you bake this. Just put the frozen broccoli in the microwave on "thaw"
while you are stirring the batter, and it will be plenty thawed by the time you
are ready for it. As a final note, you might want to try cooking this on the
stovetop, for a quicker cooking time. Just put enough of the mixture in the
frying pan to cover the bottom, and cook kind of like a pancake.
Even my boyfriend, who's not a broccoli fan, enjoyed this dish. I used fresh broccoli and sauteed it first with the onion. I used skim milk and only one cup of cheddar to make the dish healthier.
This was really good! It is a great, simple recipe that my 7 and 3 year old LOVE! I did saute the onions in a little butter and added a little garlic, crushed red pepper, parsley and italian seasoning. Then added that mixture to the broccoli mixture- but besides that I followed the recipe. Thanks you for a great recipe!
Loved it! I used a 9X13 so should have reduced the baking time-a tad scorched. Will add some spices (pepper, garlic?)
This was a great recipe. I modified it for 15 servings in a 9x13 casserole dish for Easter. Everyone loved it. Especially the 8-year olds!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 154
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