Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling with the Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This is a fluffy egg casserole that is reminiscent of the 1960′s and 1970s.  It’s the “feel good” dish that brings to mind a simpler, less complicated time, a time where conversations happened at the dinner table.  Bring that lovin’ feeling back home.  Listen to the Righteous Brothers while you’re enjoying it!

January 13, 2012: Recipe created by Joann Mercer

April 13, 2012: Recipe updated to include Nutritional Information, entered by Christine Cummins, Nutrition Student, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 250.43
Total Fat: 18.96 g
Cholesterol: 142.76 mg
Sodium: 696.23 mg
Total Carbs: 10.21 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.08 g
Protein: 11.16 g
Weight Watchers Points: 7

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 cup low fat half and half
  • 1/2 of a 15 oz jar of Cheez Whiz Original Cheese Dip, or other processed cheese spread
  • 20 oz. package of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed or 5 cups fresh, then steamed and chopped broccoli
  • 3 eggs, well beaten

Directions

  • Saute onions in 4 tablespoons butter
  • Stir in flour, and then gradually add ½ cup low fat half and half, stirring constantly until thickened
  • Add cheese spread and blend well
  • Drain broccoli thoroughly
  • Combine sauce and broccoli
  • Add eggs, mixing well
  • Pour into greased 1.5 quart casserole
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour, making sure the center is cooked by testing with a thin knife through the center

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