Sunday, August 9, 2015

Curry Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli cheese casserole has become an American classic.  With moms trying to get their little ones to eat more vegetables adding cheese to the veggies has been a solution used by many.  Unfortunately though, the addition of cheese also means the addition of fat.  Unless you are using low fat cheese, you are probably adding a ton of extra calories.  Many people do not correlate cheese with fat.  But even the low fat cheeses can have up to 6g of fat per oz.  And we all know that most of us eat way more than 1 oz of cheese.  The Curry Broccoli Casserole is an easy way to fix this.  Due to the orange color, you are fooled into thinking there is more cheese than what is actually in the dish.  Also the curry flavor brings an interesting twist to this popular dish.

Curry Broccoli Casserole

2 heads of broccoli, chopped
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 qt skim milk
4 tsp curry powder
2 ¾ tsp salt
9 oz mozzarella cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Steam broccoli by placing broccoli in a colander over boiling water. 
In a small bowl mix 1/3 cup of milk with cornstarch.
In a lg pot add remaining milk and curry powder.  Bring to boil.  Add the small bowl of milk and cornstarch.  Whisk to allow sauce the sauce to thicken.  Add ½ cup of cheese. 
Transfer broccoli and sauce into a casserole dish.  Top with remaining cheese. Bake 40 min.

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