fresh, washed, split and cut into 2inch pieces
cheddar cheese, very old, sharp
Heat fresh broccoli in a deep, 2½-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole, covered, in Microwave Oven 8 to 9 minutes.
In a small, heat-resistant, non-metallic bowl, combine butter, mushrooms and onion.
Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Blend flour and seasonings into butter-mushroom mixture. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 minutes, stirring after 2½ minutes.
Gradually add milk, stirring until mixture is smooth. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 minutes.
Stir every minute.
Pour hot mushroom sauce over cooked broccoli. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and paprika.
Heat, uncovered, 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.