Broccoli and Ham Gratin

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

This can be a main course or a side dish at something more extravagant.

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  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until scalding.
  2. Take off heat.
  3. In a saucepan, melt 4 tlbsps butter over moderately-low heat and saute the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add the flour and cook the roux, stirring, for 3 minutes more.
  4. Add the heated milk in a stream, whisking, and simmer it, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses and season to taste.
  6. Keep stirring just until the cheeses are melted and incorporated into the sauce.
  7. In a well-buttered 14 inch gratin dish, combine the broccoli and ham and pour sauce over.
  8. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top, dot with remaining 2 tblsps butter and bake in a preheated 375F (190C) oven for 30 minutes, or until it is browned and bubbly.