Its November which means time to think about Thanksgiving Recipes. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a holiday where you “fall off the wagon” with your food choices. There are great ways to make classic dishes that are delicious without packing on the carbs and sugar. Here is one of my favs:

Brocolli Gratin
Recipe Type: Thanksgiving Side dish
Author: Steph Schneider
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
A great recipe for a classic thanksgiving side!
  • 5-6 cups bite-size broccoli flowerets (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 cup finely grated swiss cheese (about 2 oz.)
  • 6 T mayo
  • 1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 T finely chopped green onions
  • 3 T finely grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Bring large pot of water to a boil while you trim broccoli and cut into small flowerets. When water starts to boil, put broccoli in and cook not more than 1-2 minutes (just until the broccoli turns bright green.) Immediately dump broccoli into a colander placed in the sink and let drain well.
  3. Spray a low-sided glass or crockery casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil. Put broccoli in casserole dish, spreading out into close to a single layer.
  4. Stir together mayo, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and black pepper, then mix in finely chopped green onion and finely grated swiss cheese. Spread mayo-cheese mixture over the top of broccoli. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over mayo-cheese mixture.
  5. (On Thanksgiving Day, this could be made ahead up to this point and kept in the refrigerator. Let come to room temperature before baking.)
  6. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned on top. Serve hot.