Broccoli and Cheese Tartine

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Broccoli and Cheese Tartines // www.acozykitchen.com

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

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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!
Thanks!

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

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

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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!

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June February 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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

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

these sounds delicious! Heading to check out the recipe

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sandra February 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I love this tartine. so warm and cozy.

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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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