Broccoli and Cheese Tartine

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Broccoli and Cheese Tartines //

When I was a kid, my favorite American dish my mom made was Broccoli Cheese Casserole. I’m pretty sure she learned it off of the back of a soup can and every year when my birthday rolled around, I’d request she make this casserole. There was boiled shredded chicken, a few cans of soup (cream of mushroom and cream of chicken!), lots of cheddar cheese and broccoli. It was maybe one of the only ways I’d voluntarily eat broccoli.

I feel like we all have a dish we requested for birthdays or special occasions; it probably wasn’t fancy or elevated or all that impressive, but it just reminds you of home.

This tartine is inspired by that casserole dish and I first ate it at a bakery here in Los Angeles. I was so pumped that their iteration of my mama’s casserole had taken a whole new life, albiet a bit fancier one, it took me back. Way back.

For the full recipe and stuff, head over to PBS Food.

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Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe February 25, 2014 at 6:36 am

This truly looks amazingly decadent and delicious! I can totally understand why you requested Broccoli Cheese Casserole for your birthday…I’m pretty sure I’ll be requesting it too from now on, maybe in tartine form!

xo, Elisa


Leslie February 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

I can’t wait to try this, looks delicious! Broccoli Casserole is one of my favorite Thanksgiving sides and yes I still use the Campbell’s soup and the Ritz’s crackers but I figure it’s just once a year! Now I have a reason to eat it maybe more than once a year!


Kelly @ The Nourishing Home February 25, 2014 at 10:10 am

Oooh! Looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing! :)


Chrissy February 25, 2014 at 11:48 am

Funny how everyone has that “birthday meal” request from mom. Mine was veal paprikash (veal stew) which is super yummy and heavy, and my birthday is in August!


June February 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

This looks so good. I am going to try for a lunch idea.


dishing up the dirt February 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

these sounds delicious! Heading to check out the recipe


sandra February 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I love this tartine. so warm and cozy.


Jayne @ Tenacious Tinkering February 28, 2014 at 12:26 am

This is beautiful! I love the combination of broccoli and cheese.


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