Brocolli Blue Cheese Gratin

2 - 3 lbs. broccoli florets

1/4 stick butter

4 T. flour

2 1/2 c. milk, full fat

salt and pepper to taste

3 oz. crumbled gorgonzola cheese

3/4 c. dried bread crumbs


Place the broccoli florets in a steamer and cook for about 15 minutes, until tender.  


While broccoli is steaming, melt the butter in a saucepan over med high heat.  Add the flour and whisk in.  Reduce the heat to low and add the milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, over low heat for 10-15 minutes until thickened.  Stir in blue cheese just until melted and remove from heat.


Add the broccoli to the blue cheese sauce and gently fold in until coated. Pour mixture into a casserole that has been treated with butter or cooking spray.  Don't worry if it is soupy, it will continue to thicken as it bakes.  Sprinkle with the bread crumbs and bake in a preheated 350* oven for about half an hour, until hot and bubbly and the bread crumbs are toasty brown.