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HAMBURGER-BROCCOLI ALFREDO CASSEROLE
2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, diced, 2 1/2 ounces
10 ounces frozen broccoli florets
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large skillet, brown the hamburger and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper; drain the fat. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli until tender-crisp; drain very well and season with salt and pepper. Put the cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl and microwave on HIGH about 45 seconds until soft. Whisk until creamy and smooth. Gradually whisk in the cream until smooth, then stir in the parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Mix the hamburger and broccoli in a large, greased casserole, 2 1/2 quarts or larger. Pour in the cream sauce and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake at 350 for about 35-45 minutes, until bubbly and browned on top.

Makes 6-8 servings

Per 1/6 Recipe: 517 Calories; 40g Fat; 33g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 388 Calories; 30g Fat; 25g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

This is a very nice, homey casserole. My husband gave it a thumbs up. Mushrooms would be a nice addition, but count the additional carbs. You can use a 16 ounce bag of frozen broccoli with very little change in the carb count. I will also try baking this in a 9x13" baking dish next time so that more of the surface can brown. Click the photo to see a close-up.


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