Broccoli Elegant

Broccoli Elegant

3 cups water

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon butter or margarine

2 boxes (6-oz. each) cornbread stuffing mix

2 packages (10-oz) frozen broccoli spears, cooked and drained 

2 tablespoon flour

1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

1/4 teaspoon salt

1-1/3 cups milk

1 pkg. (3oz.) cream cheese, softened and cubed

2 green onions chopped

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1/8 teaspoon paprika

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, 1/4 cup butter and seasoning packet from stuffing mixes; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add stuffing crumbs and toss. Let stand 5 minutes.

Spoon stuffing around edges of a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.

Place broccoli spears in center of dish.

In a saucepan, melt remaining butter. Add flour, bouillon and salt; stir to form a smooth paste. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.

Add cream cheese; stir until melted.

Add green onions; mix well.

Pour over center of broccoli.

Cover and bake at 350° F. for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika.

About 8 servings

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