Broccoli Cheese Strudel

Broccoli Cheese Strudel

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  • 8

    tbls butter, divided

  • ¼

    c All Purpose flour

  • ½

    tsp salt

  • One

    Eighth tsp cayenne pepper

  • c milk

  • 4

    oz Swiss cheese; shredded

  • 10

    oz frozen chopped broccoli, thawed & drained

  • ½

    lb Phyllo strudel leaves

  • ¼

    c dried bread crumbs

  • Start at least 1½ hours before serving or day ahead.


In 2-quart saucepan over low heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter; stir in flour, salt, and cayenne pepper until blended. Gradually stir milk into mixture; cook, stirring until thickened and smooth. Stir in cheese and broccoli; cook until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. In small saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. On waxed paper, overlap a few sheets of phyllo to make a 20 by 12 rectangle, brushing each sheet of phyllo with some melted butter. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon bread crumbs. Continue layering, brushing each sheet of phyllo with some butter and sprinkling every other layer with 1 tablespoon bread crumbs. Preheat oven to 375°F. Starting along a long side of phyllo, evenly spoon broccoli mixture to cover about half of rectangle. From broccoli-mixture side, roll phyllo, jelly-roll fashion. Place roll, seam side down, diagonally on large cookie sheet; brush with remaining melted butter. Bake 30 minutes or until golden. For easier slicing, cool strudel about 30 minutes on cookie sheets on wire rack. To serve, cut strudel into 1-inch thick slices. Serve warm. (Or, to serve later, cool strudel completely on wire rack; wrap in foil; refrigerate. Just before serving, unwrap strudel and place on cookie sheet; reheat in 375° oven 15 minutes or until warm. Makes 10 first-course servings Recipe by: Good Housekeeping) Note: Try puting the melted butter in a spray bottle. Much faster! Just watch the over-spray.


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