Romertopf Recipes Broccoli Au Gratin


2 T. butter or margarine, melted

4 cups fresh or frozen (defrosted) broccoli

1/4 chopped onion

1 egg

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup chicken broth

1/4 tsp salt

freshly cracked black pepper to taste

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Brush interior bottom of clay pot with 1 tablespoon melted butter.  Add broccoli and onion.  Beat together egg and remaining ingredients (through nutmeg) and pour over broccoli and onion.     Cover baker with lid, set in cold oven.  Set oven temperature to 425F and bake until broccoli is tender and egg mixture is set, about  25­-30 minutes.   Combine remaining 1 tablespoon butter with bread crumbs and cheese.  Remove baker from oven, sprinkle bread crumb mixture evenly over broccoli.  Return baker to oven, uncovered, and continue baking until top browns, about 5­-10 minutes.  Serve immediately

  • Before every use, soak the clay baker lid for 15 minutes in water.  If you are short on time, holding the lid under running cold water for about 30 seconds is sufficient for the pores to hold water. 
  • Place ingredients inside base of clay baker
  • Always place your baker in a cold oven.
  • Set the oven temperature after the clay baker has been placed in cold oven to allow the baker to heat up gradually. Most recipes can be prepared at an oven temperature of around 375-500 degrees Fahrenheit.  Generally, lower temperatures (between 375-425 degrees Fahrenheit) are ideal for meals requiring a long cooking time, while higher temperatures (425 and up) are for meals that require a short cooking time.
  • Go relax while your clay baker prepares your meal to perfection! (optional, but highly recommended!)



Do not subject your clay baker to extreme temperature changes such as putting in cold water or on a cold surface (such as marble) straight from the oven. Place the clay baker on a hot pad or wooden cutting board to avoid drastic temperature changes. 

Romertopf Clay Bakers are designed for traditional and convection oven use and are microwave safe as well, however they are not for use on an open flame, stovetop, grill, wood stoves or wood-fired ovens.  

Broccoli Au Gratin

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