Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Casserole with Garlic Butter Pretzel

6 servings

servings

1 hour 30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

3/4 cup warm water

2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

4 tablespoons salted butter, melted

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup baking soda

1 egg, beaten

pretzel salt (for sprinkling)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon salted butter

1 yellow onion, chopped

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3 cloves garlic, chopped, 1 clove, grated

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne, more or less to taste

2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

3 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth

4 cups broccoli florets, chopped

kosher salt and black

2 cups whole milk

2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Combine the flour and instant yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the water and 3 tablespoons butter. Mix on medium speed until the dough is smooth and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl, about 3 to 4 minutes. If the dough is too wet, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Cover the bowl and place in a warm spot 15-20 minutes.2. Meanwhile, make the casserole. Preheat the oven to 425° F. 3. Heat the olive oil, butter, and onion in a large, oven-safe skillet with sides. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour, garlic, paprika, and cayenne and cook until golden, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the broth until smooth. Add the broccoli and a large pinch each of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until the broccoli is tender, about 10 minutes.4. Stir in the milk and 2 cups of cheese until melted and creamy. Let cook 5-10 minutes, until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. If needed transfer the mix to a casserole dish. Top with 1/2 cup cheese. 5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.6. Remove the pretzel dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls. Add the baking soda to the boiling water. Boil the pretzels, 4 at a time, for 30 seconds. Remove with a large slotted spoon, then place on top of the broccoli. Brush each roll with a beaten egg, sprinkle with salt. Bake until the broccoli is bubbling and the pretzels are golden, 25 minutes. 7. In a bowl mix 1 tablespoon melted butter with 1 clove grated garlic and the thyme. Brush the rolls with garlic butter. Top enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving Size

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Calories

856 kcal

Total Fat

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Saturated Fat

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Unsaturated Fat

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Trans Fat

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Cholesterol

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Sodium

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Total Carbohydrate

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Dietary Fiber

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Total Sugars

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Protein

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6 servings

servings

1 hour 30 minutes

total time
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