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Broccolini Walnut Au Gratin

Total Time: 45 Mins
Serves: 8
Serving Size: About 1 cup

• Olive oil cooking spray
• 8 ounces shredded sharp or extra sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
½ cup coarsely chopped California walnuts
• ¼ cup finely crushed croutons

• 2 tablespoons butter
• ½ cup minced red onion
• 2 tablespoons flour
• 1 cup milk
• ¾ cup chicken broth
• Garlic salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
• 1½ pounds broccolini or broccoli, cut into 1-inch spears
• California walnuts, chopped and toasted

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a small baking sheet with foil and coat liberally with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl stir together ½ cup cheese, walnuts and croutons.
Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

1. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add flour and cook 1 more minute. Slowly stir in milk and broth, cooking until smooth. Reduce heat to low and add cheese a small handful at a time, cooking just until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Steam or boil broccolini until tender and drain well. Transfer to 9-inch casserole dish and top with cheese sauce. Crumble topping over broccolini. Sprinkle with additional walnuts, if desired.

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