Skinny Broccoli and Cheese Casseroles

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Skinny Broccoli and Cheese Casseroles
Skinny Broccoli and Cheese Casseroles
Kelly Hunt

Skinny Broccoli and Cheese Casseroles

I came up with these mini broccoli casseroles from my mom's amazing casserole recipe I grew up eating as a kid. I used little ramekins for individual portion sizes (well, because they're just so fun to use), but you could of course make this into one giant dish of yummy goodness!

I mean, c'mon folks, how could you not like something that's low in fat, high in protein, and full of cheesy deliciousness? Oh yes, and only three Weight Watchers points.

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4
Servings
121
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: You can also use fresh broccoli; just skip the thawing process in the beginning.

Ingredients

  • One 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli florets*
  • 6 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon light butter, melted
  • Slivered almonds, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. 

Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the frozen broccoli, cover, and cook until thawed, about 5 minutes. Drain and mix in the cream cheese until the broccoli is completely coated. Divide the broccoli evenly into 4 mini ramekins and set aside.

Mix the breadcrumbs with the melted butter in a bowl and sprinkle over each ramekin. Garnish with chopped almonds, if desired, and bake until the top is browned and bubbling, about 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Broccoli Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Broccoli Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
191µg
21%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7.2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.5%
Vitamin C
106mg
100%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
218mg
22%
Fiber
0.3g
1.2%
Folate (food)
97µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
107µg
27%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
41mg
10%
Monounsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
310mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
502mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.3%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.4%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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