Broccoli with Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese Recipe

broccoli with parmesan

Ingredients for Broccoli with Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese:

  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 large, ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or ½ tablespoon of dried
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 oz (112 g) Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs

Method for Broccoli with Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese:

  1. Wash the broccoli and break into evenly sized spears. Steam until just tender but still on the crunchy side.
  2. Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Skin the tomatoes and cut into small chunks. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion and garlic and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and basil to the pan and continue cooking, stirring, until it forms a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange the broccoli in an oven-proof dish and pour the sauce over.  Arrange slices of mozzarella on top, sprinkle with the grated Parmesan and then the breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake on the middle shelf of a pre-heated oven, uncovered, at Gas Mark (200°C/400°F)  for about 20 minutes until browned .

Serves 4 as a side dish or part of a main course meal.

Posted in Basil, Vegetable Recipes, Recipes using Herbs, Vegetarian Recipes, Broccoli, All Recipes, Tomatoes

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