Traditional French Broccoli Gratin Recipe

Traditional French Broccoli Gratin is a classic dish that combines tender broccoli florets with a creamy, cheesy sauce. The broccoli is blanched until just tender, then topped with a rich béchamel sauce made with butter, flour, milk, and Gruyère cheese. The dish is then baked until golden and bubbly, creating a deliciously comforting side dish or vegetarian main course. Serve this gratin alongside roasted meats or as a standalone dish with a green salad for a satisfying meal.

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Ingredients for Traditional French Broccoli Gratin Recipe

  • 1/4 Large Head Of Broccoli, Cut Into Florets
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Grated Gruyere Cheese
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • pinch A Pinch Of Nutmeg
  • as per your need Fresh Parsley For Garnish

Directions: Traditional French Broccoli Gratin Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
  • STEP 2.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets and cook for 2-3 minutes, until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 3.In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until lightly golden. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth and thickened.
  • STEP 4.Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the grated Gruyère cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste.
  • STEP 5.Place the blanched broccoli florets in the greased baking dish and pour the cheese sauce over the top, ensuring all the florets are coated.
  • STEP 6.Sprinkle additional grated Gruyère cheese on top, if desired. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden and bubbly.
  • STEP 7.Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
  • STEP 8.Serve the Traditional French Broccoli Gratin as a side dish with roasted meats or as a main course with a green salad.

Cooking Tips

  • Blanching the broccoli before baking ensures that it is cooked to the perfect texture.
  • Grating the Gruyère cheese yourself will result in a creamier sauce.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients such as cooked bacon or sautéed mushrooms for extra flavor.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.
  • Serve the gratin as a side dish with roasted meats or as a main course with a green salad.
Nutrition
value
615
calories per serving
25 g Fat31 g Protein61 g Carbs7 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    25g
  • Protein
    31g
  • Carbs
    61g
  • Fiber
    7g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    61g
  • Protein
    31g
  • Fiber
    7g

Fats

  • Fat
    25g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    634mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    330mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    3mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    231mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    52mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    102mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    546mg
  • Selenium
    35mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp