Broccoli and Cheese Casserole


    • 2 tablespoons butter, plus 2 tablespoons butter

    • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

    • 3 tablespoons flour

    • 1 1/2 cup hot milk

    • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar

    • 2 heads broccoli, cut into 2-inch pieces, quickly steamed

    • 1 1/2 cups crushed butter crackers


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add in onions and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in flour and stir to coat onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in hot milk. Return to heat and bring to a simmer. Stir in cheese by the handful. Add broccoli to the cheese sauce and pour into buttered casserole dish.

Melt remaining butter in a small skillet and stir in cracker crumbs. Cover the broccoli casserole with the buttered cracker crumbs. Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.