Ack! Just saw quick tip above, NEVERMIND!!!
It's 8oz by weight or 2 cups by volume. 8oz by volume isn't the same as 8oz by weight.
gruyere is typically sold in wedges, and when you shred an 8 oz. wedge of it you end up with about 2 cups :)
I haven't made this yet, but the recipe calls for 2 cups of the cheese, but in parentheses, it says 8 ounces, which is 1 cup. Which is correct??
Well, I agree a bit with most of the comments; and really, there's nothing wrong with what 'Kerbear7273' said! It's not something you eat EVERY day and people are fat for a lot more reasons! I love this recipe; I only use skim milk in my house and it thickens up fine! I added diced onion and crumbled bacon; I also sprinkled seasoned bread crumbs on top before baking. It came out fabulous! So, relax and eat; if you're worried about the fat and calories, learn to anything and everything, in moderation!
Great recipe and yes especially for Lent......get over the whole obesity thing! Americans are fat for far more different reasons than eating broccoli with cheese casserole! jeesh
This makes a nice Lenten meatless meal. Remarks on obesity are uncalled for, by the way.
@Graces+ = when I want to 'lighten' a creamy recipe sometimes it works to sub in chicken stock which I then stir a little non-fat yogurt into to give it that creaminess. Stock adds such a rich flavor to so many types of dishes and yogurt is very versatile too. FWIW (for what it's worth!) Happy Thanksgiving you all!
I made 1/2 this recipe over the weekend. I added crumbled club crackers to the top before baking. Y'all,I wanted to eat the whole thing. Will make again!
I used short cuts with frozen broccoli that I defrosted and put in the oven just to brown the top in which I added a little panko crumbs. I used cheese I had--a mix of Gruyere and sharp white cheddar. It's a lot of calories from cheese but at least it doesn't use cream. I served this with grilled fish to offset the heaviness. I'd make it again.
A delicious way to serve broccoli. However, I am glad most of the cooks are taking a serious look at the nutritional values in this and your other recipes. Too many of the Real Simple recipes are loaded with fat and sodium. Why? Listen to these cooks. No wonder Americans are so obese they can hardly trundle down the street.
This was a great simple recipe that can be used as a base for so many dishes - add cooked chicken or flank steak; vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, spinach, bell peppers (major yum), shallots, onions, garlic....; serve on rice or bread or as a side dish. Tried this with oregano and thyme and it was so good! I definitely made this recipe with skim milk and barely dusted the top with cheese (I only used 5 oz total). I have added bread crumbs as a nice crunchy topping too - yum!
I L-O-V-E this recipe, and it's easy to use as a base and change any way you'd like. After making a couple of times, I've settled on a sharp white cheddar instead of Gruyere, which is too expensive. And I love to add cauliflower also. I also like to add more veggies than the recipe calls for or slightly decrease the cheese portion, and it's still decadent, delicious, wonderful. I'll be adding onion next time, too. YUM
HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED...this is a wonderful recipe. I added one thickly cut onion (had less broccoli than the recipe needed), and I used 2% instead of whole milk. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly--and it was, in my (and my guy's) opinion, AMAZING. The onion really was a nice touch, and everything was incredibly creamy and delicious. This would be a great side dish with practically anything, it's just simple. But it's rich enough to seem a little special, I could really see it being used at Christmas. We made it along with the French Onion soup, but next time I think it will be with some meat!!!
I just made this but made quite a few substitutions; margarine for butter, 'mexican blend' colby/ mont. jack bagged shredded cheese for gruyere, 1% milk for whole, and I threw in a bit of chopped bacon. Still fabulous using what was already in the fridge!
We had a early Thankgiving celecbration and this was a hit. My daughter just loved it and plans to take next week to the hospital for her celebration - Due to limited oven space I steamed the broccoli in the microwave .This will be another favorite of mine thanks !
This recipe is delicious! I highly recommend it. The recipe is very creamy/cheesy, so to cut some fat and calories I think you could easily use 1/4 less gruyere and it would still taste very good.