1 1/2 lbs potatoes
1/3 c. butter
3 tbsp. flour
2 1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 bunch broccoli
1 1/2 cup grated cheese (of your preference, I prefer cheddar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut potatoes into thin slices and layer in large greased casserole dish.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Sprinkle with flour, cook for 2 minutes. Add the milk, salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce to Low,add 1 cup of the grated cheese and simmer until the cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
While the cheese sauce is thickening, steam your broccoli using your favorite method. I prefer to boil mine for 8 minutes or until tender and then simply drain it.
Layer the broccoli on top of the potatoes alternating with the sauce and broccoli. Finish with a top layer of sauce and then sprinkle with your favorite cheese.
Bake covered for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove the foil and bake an additional 5 minutes uncovered.
Notes: This is my own recipe so I do have a few notes. If you’re short on baking time, you CAN boil the potatoes for a bit while the sauce and broccoli is cooking. This will shorten your baking time and ensure that everything is soft.
Cheeses: I usually use cheddar for the sauce, for the top I use whatever left over cheese I have in my fridge. Mozzarella or whatever you have on hand will be equally as tasty and allows you to use up left overs :)