Three Cheese Broccoli Bake

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THREE CHEESE BROCCOLI BAKE

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Lightly butter a 2 quart casserole and set aside

You will need the following ingredients: Broccoli florets, Egg noodles, Spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, Cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese (1 cup divided in half) Cheddar cheese, Tomatoes, Garlic, Onion, Celery, butter or margarine, Salt and Pepper

Open 1 26oz can or jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

Cook one pkg. egg noodles until just tender, drain and rinse with water and allow to drain while you prepare your vegetable and cheese mixture.

Steam to just tender

1 10oz pkg. frozen or 1 1/ 2 cups fresh broccoli florets (chopped)

To this Add

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine melted

1 cup cottage cheese

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 large firm tomatoes diced (or 1 15oz can diced tomatoes)

1 clove garlic minced

1 stalk celery chopped

2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Fold together to blend

In casserole dish divide layer

Noodles, broccoli mixture, spaghetti sauce to

make three layers of each ending with a final layer of sauce.

Top with a layer of Italian seasoned breadcrumbs and sprinkle

with the remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese over all.

Cover and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until bubbly.  Remove the cover for

the last 7 to 10 minutes baking time to lightly brown the top.  Remove from

oven and allow to set seven to ten minutes before serving.  Serve with crusty bread and a tossed green salad, chilled grapefruit juice (or your favorite fruit juice). Let’s have apple pie with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

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