Taking Health to the Kitchen


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 finely chopped yellow onion
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups nonfat milk
  • 4 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ⅔ cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Note: Youll also need a large broiler-safe skillet! I love this one from Amazon!

How to make Cheesy Ground Beef & Broccoli Casserole

  1. Preheat broiler and ensure the rack is in the upper portion of the oven.
  2. Cook ground beef + onion in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking each beef section apart into smaller pieces. Fully cook, ensuring the beef is no longer pink.
  3. Add broccoli, flour, sage and garlic into the skillet, stirring constantly until the beef and vegetables are well coated in the flour mixure
  4. Add milk and simmer over medium-high heat. Stir until the substance is thickened.
  5. Add cream cheese and cheddar cheese, stirring around until melted. Salt/Pepper if desired.
  6. Mix in the breadcrumbs, oil and paprika in a smaller bowl and sprinkle evenly over the mixture in the skillet
  7. Broil the casserole until the breadcrumbs are golden brown
  8. ENJOY!

Nutrition: 528 calories | 30 g of fat | 25 g of carbs | 38 g of protein (serving size 1 1/3 cups)

Adapted from Eating Well, Carolyn Malcoun: https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/7989666/cheesy-ground-beef-broccoli-casserole/

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