Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Pies

This recipe is so simple you’ll be able to make it on a week night while you take care of other things. It takes about 5 minutes of active prep and only 15 minutes before it’s in your mouth after that it’s well worth it! You could put in cooked ham, more vegetables, or different kinds of cheese to keep it interesting.

Broccoli Cheddar Pies
Serves 4
  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  3. 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  4. salt + pepper to taste
  5. pinch or two of cayenne, paprika, and garlic
  6. 4 c. steamed broccoli florets (about 2 small heads of broccoli or 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli - thawed)
  7. 1 sheet puff pastry
  8. 1 egg, whisked
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine milk and flour in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3-5 minutes, until mixture is thick, continuing to whisk. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese about 1/4 cup at a time. Season with salt and pepper or cayenne. Yes, it's really thick right now, but don't panic! Adding the broccoli and baking will thin the sauce significantly, so err on the salty side--I used 1/2 teaspoon. Fold in broccoli florets.
  3. Cut four pieces of puff pastry to fit tops of ramekins OR simply cut the pastry sheet into four equal squares. Cut an X in the middle of each piece of puff pastry to vent steam.
  4. Divide broccoli cheese mixture into four ramekins that have been sprayed with cooking spray or an oil mister. Top each with puff pastry. Brush puff pastry with egg wash. Bake for about 15 minutes or until puff pastry is puffy and golden brown.
Adapted from Oh My Veggies
Adapted from Oh My Veggies
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