Broccoli Extraordinaire

This recipe tends to be one of the family favorites—you’ll be making it often!

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4–6

  • 3 to 4 cups fresh broccoli, steamed, or 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. If using frozen, cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain thoroughly and set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs.

  4. Add salt, pepper, and onion soup mix to the eggs.

  5. Add the mayonnaise and continue mixing until well blended.

  6. Stir in the cooked broccoli.

  7. Spray a 7" × 11 1/2" inch baking dish with the nonstick cooking spray. Dust it lightly with 1 tablespoon flour.

  8. Pour in the broccoli mixture and sprinkle with the remaining flour.

  9. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Vary the Veggies If You Like

Try this recipe with cauliflower or “broccoflower.” Broccoli, however, is loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Vitamin C is beneficial for healthy cells and prevention of colds; potassium is a terrific nutrient for healthy muscles and a healthy heart. Fiber, of course, keeps their tummies in good shape and gives kids a feeling of fullness.

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