Courtesy: Georgia Pecan Commission

Baked vegetable dishes are a perennial potluck favorite and a staple of community cookbooks. This one combines a familiar green veggie with some delicious surprise ingredients: pecans for crunch and richness, and horseradish for spice.

Broccoli Gratin with Horseradish and Georgia Pecans

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Serves: 8

  • 2 bags (10 oz. each) frozen broccoli flowerets
  • ½ cup roasted red pepper strips
  • ½ cup Georgia pecan halves
  • ¼ tsp. each salt and black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish sauce
  • ¼ cup dry coarse breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan
  • Fresh lemon juice to sprinkle
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly oil a 9-inch round baking dish or pie plate.
  3. Thaw broccoli in skillet over medium heat. Drain well.
  4. Transfer to bowl and add red pepper and pecans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. In same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  6. Whisk in mayonnaise and horseradish sauce and cook over low, stirring, to make a smooth sauce.
  7. Pour sauce over broccoli, peppers, and pecans and stir gently to coat.
  8. Spread mixture in prepared baking dish; sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese.
  9. Dot with remaining tablespoon butter and bake on top rack in oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden. Serve warm.
Nutrition information per serving – calories: 179; protein: 4g; carbs: 8g; saturated fat: 5g; monounsaturated fat: 6g; polyunsaturated fat: 4g; cholesterol: 18mg; fiber: 3g; sodium 235mg.