Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A rich and delicious side dish, great for the holidays or anytime. Added note: if you are using regular table salt instead of kosher salt please use half as much...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Use 1 tablespoon butter to butter a 9x9 or 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add the milk, salt, and nutmeg and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the white sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. Season with pepper.
  5. Put the broccoli in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and pour on the white sauce. Cover with the remaining cheese.
  6. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a small skillet. Add the bread crumbs and cook, stirring, until lightly browned.
  7. Cover the gratin with the breadcrumbs. Bake at 450 for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbly.
Most Helpful

What can I say "Chesse and Broccoli" ..... They just go together so well, and this recipe is no exception. Lovely sauce and toasty breadcrumbs, just make this wonderful.
This made for a lovely side dish for our roast.
Thanks loof.

Tisme December 31, 2012

We found the sauce so thick it was distracting and all we could taste. I think next time I'll make a thinner white sauce and add a bit more cheese. Thanks loof! Made for ZWT8 trip to France.

Buzymomof3 July 30, 2012