Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

I made a dip I thought my family would enjoy on Superbowl Sunday. It’s a dip, so it’s not completely healthy, most of the time that is a given…right? However, it does contain a whole head of broccoli, which has amazing nutritional benefits. And….. it was Superbowl Sunday, which equals a cheat day in our book.  My entire family loved this dip. I will definitely be making it again. There were a lot of mmmmm’s to be heard and my 5-year-old daughter said it was “exquisite”. Not kidding! :-)  Plus, I think it’s kind of unique and a little different from the usual party dips. I love that; it’s always nice to have something new once in awhile. Let’s get down to business, but first, let’s let the photos do some of the talking.

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

 

What you will need:

EVOO

Peppers

Onion

I head of Broccoli

8 ounces of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

Garlic Powder

S & P (I used sea salt)

Panko Bread Crumbs

Margarine

Cooking Spray

1 French Baguette

What to do:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Saute a small onion and pepper in a skillet coated in EVOO over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes.

{ I made a big ol’ skillet of sautéed peppers (green, yellow, red and orange) and onions. I used the majority of them for Baked Mexican Quinoa and reserved about  1 ½ cups for the broccoli dip.}

Chop up the broccoli and place all of the florets (be sure the florets are finally chopped so they incorporate nicely into the dip) into a mixing bowl.

Add cream cheese, sour cream, and milk.

Add the sautéed onion and peppers.

Season with S & P.

Give all of the ingredients a good mix and transfer to a baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.

Sprinkle the top with Panko Bread Crumbs.

 Place about 5 small dollops of margarine on top of the bread crumbs.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes.

I served the dip with slices of toasted  French Baguette, but pita chips or crackers would be delicious too!

Enjoy!!

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Until next time, Happy Cooking!

~ Colette

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