I made this casserole last night and it turned out nice. My family did not care for the almonds in it, but I have included them here because I thought the crunch was nice. It's a bit of a different broccoli casserole, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Cook fresh broccoli in boiling, salted water until tender-crisp; drain and chop coarsely. (Cook frozen broccoli as directed on package, then drain). Make white sauce by blending 1/4 cup butter, flour, chicken stock base, and salt, then add milk and cook until thickened. Meanwhile, melt 6 tablespoons butter in 2/3 cup hot water and seasoning packet. Pour over stuffing mix in bowl. Add nuts and toss together. Turn broccoli into buttered 2 quart casserole. Pour white sauce over and top with stuffing. Press down slightly. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) for 20 to 25 minutes.