I have eaten broccoli casserole every Thanksgiving my entire life…it’s time that this recipe received a makeover! There is no cheese in this recipe (unlike the original); however, I didn’t really miss it. Also, the recipe normally calls for cracker crumbs on the top layer, so instead I sprinkled a little almond meal to try to replicate the crunch. I hope you like this one!
5 cups fresh broccoli (about a head and a half), chopped and steamed
1 cup paleonnaise
1/2 onion, chopped
1/8 cup almond meal
“Condensed” Mushroom Soup:
1 cup chicken broth (homemade preferred)
8 oz button mushrooms (or mushrooms of choice)
1 celery stalk 1T organic butter, unsalted
1 small parsnip, peeled and chopped
1 tsp cooking Sherry
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a saucepan, add mushrooms, celery, butter, parsnip, salt, pepper and chicken stock. Heat on medium-high until parsnips are tender. Add Sherry. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth (or use a stand blender or food processor). Set aside.
Stir steamed broccoli, paleonnaise, eggs, mushroom blend and onion. Spoon into a greased 8 x 11.5 pan. Sprinkle with almond meal.
Cook for 35 minutes (or until center is firm). Let cool for 15 minutes to let set.