Smoked Cheesy Broccoli Recipe
Yield: 8-10 servings
- 1 lb broccoli florets
- 1/2 lb thick sliced bacon, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups half & half
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1 lb smoked cheddar, grated
- 1 cup grated parmesan, divided
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet grill to 400ºF.
Preheat a Lodge 7 quart dutch oven over medium heat. Cook the bacon until slightly crispy. Remove the bacon from the dutch oven, but leave the fat behind. Add the sliced onions and about 1 tablespoon of Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub. Cook until the onions are softened and begin to turn translucent. Add the garlic and cook one minute more. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes. Add the heavy cream and vegetable stock. Bring to a simmer.
Add the cheddar, one handful at a time, whisking constantly, until it is all incorporated. Add the cooked, diced bacon, the broccoli florets and half of the parmesan, and stir to combine.
Transfer the mixture to a greased Lodge 12” cast iron skillet. Top the mixture with the breadcrumbs and then remaining parmesan. Transfer the skillet to the second shelf of the grill. Bake until the topping begins to brown, and the filling is bubbling up through the topping, about 45 minutes.
This recipe was prepared on a Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill.