Baked Parmesan Broccoli


* 4 bunches broccoli, cut into florets

* 6 tablespoons butter, divided

* 1 small onion, finely chopped

* 1 garlic clove, minced

* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

* 2 cups 2% milk

* 1 egg yolk, beaten

* 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/8 teaspoon pepper

* 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs


* Place half of broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; repeat with remaining broccoli.

* Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

* Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in the cheese, salt and pepper.

* Pour over broccoli. In a small skillet, cook bread crumbs in remaining butter until golden brown; sprinkle over the top.

* Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).