Meatless Monday: Broccoli Casserole

By: Mallory Stuchin
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Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Didn't make a casserole yesterday? Big mistake. Huge. Why? Because by the time you get home tonight, it will be dark out and the last thing you'll want to do is chop, stir and saute. You'll want quick dinner — and you'll want it to be cheesy. Simply put: You'll want this broccoli casserole.

If you can wait about 90 minutes, follow Alton's dead-simple recipe for this wonderful (read: rich, hearty, exceptional) dish. Otherwise, bookmark this winner and make plans to get close with your oven next Sunday. Your Monday will thank you.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup blue cheese dressing
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Flavor Pack from Ramen

6 cups broccoli, peeled stems and heads, chopped and blanched in salted water

12 ounces sliced mushrooms, Sauteed in 1 tablespoon butter
1 package chicken flavored Ramen noodles, broken up
DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt, cheddar cheese, blue cheese dressing, eggs, salt, pepper, and flavor pack from noodles. In a separate bowl combine broccoli, mushrooms, and broken noodles then toss together wet mixture and vegetables to evenly coat. Place in an 8 by 8-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non- stick cooking spray and cook for 45 minutes covered. Then remove cover and bake for additional 15 minutes to brown. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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