Broccoli Cheddar Gratin
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • About 12 oz. broccoli florets, washed and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 medium slices of good fresh bread, such as sourdough (or about 1 cup of breadcrumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar, grated
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil and red pepper flakes in a large saucepan until the oil is heated through and the pepper flakes are fragrant.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and cook on medium-high heat for about five minutes, stirring often. Cook until the broccoli is bright green and is cooked through, but still firm.
  4. Add the bread slices to a food processor and blend until the bread is finely ground into breadcrumbs. Add olive oil, a pinch of salt and a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper to the breadcrumbs and stir well.
  5. Toast the breadcrumbs in a skillet over medium heat for about five minutes, or until they are a golden color.
  6. Add the sauteed broccoli to a baking dish; cover with the cheese and then the breadcrumbs.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Orchard Street Kitchen at