Elegant Broccoli

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Elegant Broccoli
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 7:17am
Elegant Broccoli

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 for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika.

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