I added 2 poached chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces panko bread crumbs rather than wheat bread 1 diced shallot & reduced the cheese to 1 cup. Very tasty but time consuming to prepare. Will make again when I have more time. Glad I have leftovers.
This is a great recipe that everyone loved! I definitely recommend it but with a lot less work and cleanup. I used prepared bread crumbs, eliminating the use of a baking sheet and a food processor with all its components for two slices of bread. Also, I cut up the broccoli while raw, spread it in an ungreased glass baking dish, and microwaved for about two minutes, with no water, to soften not cook. Pot and steamer basket eliminated. I pretty much stuck to the rest of the script and will be making this again and again.
I haven't made this yet because I have some questions. I have very high cholesterol and blood pressure and need to make dietary changes. Do you think it would change the taste too much if I switched out butter for Benecol white whole wheat flour for regular flour and 2% cheese? Thanks.
Really good basic recipe. I didn't have broccoli but did have a head of cauliflower so used that. I also had a couple pieces of cheese that needed to be used: colby jack mozzarella and some cheddar. So used all three to get the full amount o f cheese. Came out very well indeed. I can see this sauce being the base for a variety of "au gratin" dishes. Thanks