Growing up, my mom always cooked meals that were big enough to feed the many kids she had in the house. A lot of them had a southern spin because the majority of my family has east coast and southern roots.
These dishes and recipes have stayed favorites of mine for years and years. They are now things that I make and serve to my own family, even though I think my mom still makes them better.
This broccoli casserole side dish is one that was a hit with all of my siblings, which said a lot because we were all picky in our own way (My little brother went through a phase where he decided he would only eat foods that were yellow, like cheese).
Whenever I am around my mom and get the chance to visit with her, this is the one food item request that I have without fail!
This recipe is relatively simple to make and it tastes delicious! It can be paired with many different main dishes, or could even be made into a main dish on its own if you wanted to add some chicken or tofu to it.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I have for the past 25 years:)
Mom’s Broccoli Casserole
2 10 oz Packages Frozen Broccoli or Fresh Broccoli
4 Hard Boiled Eggs, sliced
1/4 Cup Flour
1 tsp. Salt
2 Cups Milk
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Cup Shredded Cheese, I use Sharp Cheddar
1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs, I use whole wheat
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Begin by cooking broccoli either by steaming or cooking in hot water. Place in the bottom of a greased 13×9 casserole dish.
Layer on top of broccoli.
Sauce- Melt 1/4 cup of butter over low heat in a small-medium sauce pan. Whisk in flour and salt and cook until the mixture is thickened. Add the Worcestershire sauce and then add the cheese. Stir sauce until the cheese is completely melted. At this point, I usually taste to see if the sauce needs more salt or more Worcestershire sauce depending on how intense I want the smokey flavor of the sauce.
Pour this cheese sauce evenly over the broccoli and eggs. Top with the breadcrumbs.
Cook uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
What are your favorite childhood recipes? Do you have some staples in your house that were passed down from earlier generations?
*Here’s to the tasty memories of our past*