Broccoli, Beef, and Potato Hotdish

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by smellyvegetarian

This is from Eating Well, and it sounds like a lovely fall meal. I am posting here with my tweaks to suit my family's tastes.

Top Review by HokiesMom

I'm so sorry SV but this just did not meet the approval of my family. We love all the ingredients individually but together it just was not a good match. The cheese sauce is what really threw us all off - not sure what I would do to change it but unfortunately it just was not enjoyed. I did love the ease of preparing the dish and how cost effective it is as a main dish but somehow I feel it needs a different type of cheese sauce or less sauce to make this work for us. Tagged in Newest Zaar Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss broccoli with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl. Spread out on a baking sheet and roast, stirring once halfway though, until just soft and browned in spots, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef and onion and cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until the beef is browned and the onion is softened, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  4. Whisk milk and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking often, until bubbling and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, 6 to 8 minutes total. Remove from the heat and stir in Cheddar, 3/4 teaspoon salt and turmeric until the cheese is melted.
  5. Spread the beef mixture in a 9-by-13-inch (or similar 3-quart) baking dish. Top with the broccoli and pour the cheese sauce evenly over the top.
  6. Combine potatoes, egg, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the casserole. Coat the top with cooking spray.
  7. Bake the casserole until it is bubbling and the potatoes are beginning to brown, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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