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Halloween Eyeballs in Green Brains


Your kids might start to love broccoli in the tasty bowl of green gruel with an eyeball in the middle. Perfectly healthy and fun recipe for kids at Halloween.













Trans-fat Free


3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
2 ½ pounds broccoli florets
chopped into 1/2-inch, stalks chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
3 each shallots
finely chopped
1 clove garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
or to taste
teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground, or to taste
1 cup stock
vegetable or chicken
½ pound cheddar cheese
sharp, 2 cups and grated
6 large eggs
hard-boiled and peeled
6 each black olives
1 pinch nutmeg
prefer freshly grated


Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Stir in the chopped broccoli stems, shallots, garlic, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring, until the shallots are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir in the broth, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until the broccoli stalks are tender and the liquid almost evaporated.

Remove from the heat, stir in the cheese, and toss to combine.

Working in batches, transfer to a blender and purée until smooth.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add the florets and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Drain and rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking.

Cut a notch in the side of each egg and press an olive into it.

Heat broccoli purée over medium heat until just warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the florets and the remaining butter.

Spoon the gruel into individual soup bowls and top each with an egg eye, serve immediately.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 325g (11.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33465% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 266mg 89%
Sodium 584mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A 129% Vitamin C 294%
Calcium 39% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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