Broccoli and Cheese Strudel

I found this recipe in my recipe binder.  I'm not sure where it is from nor how old it is.  I do know that I started the binder when I moved out on my own (early 2006, I think), so it is somewhat more recent than that.  

To make this go more quickly, I chopped up an onion and 3 garlic cloves earlier in the morning.  When it was time to make dinner, I sauteed them in some butter.  
When it was smelling yummy, I added a bag of frozen broccoli.  I did have fresh, but I had it in mind for another meal.  I sprinkled some salt on top, too.
When it was all melded up, I removed it from the heat and let it cool down a bit.  In the meantime, I rolled out a sheet of phyllo dough. 
FYI-  Phyllo dough is really really tough to work with.  It did get better the more I worked with it, though.  I mixed 1/2 an egg with some melted butter and brushed the sheet with it.  Then I repeated it 4 more times so I had a total of 5 sheets ready to go.  
Once the broccoli mixture was cooled, I added in 2 cups of shredded cheese (Pecan Jack and Garlic Chive Cheddar) and the other half of the egg.  
I poured the mix onto the bottom of the phyllo stack.  I only used about half.  
I rolled it up, and it popped!  If you are trying this at home, that's not supposed to happen. 
I took the other half of the mixture and stuffed it into these super cool premade spinach phyllo cups that my dad bought me.  
I baked it up for a half hour at 350*. 
SUPER YUM!  This made enough for John and I to have for dinner AND there are enough bowls for John to take for lunch.  Aside from the phyllo difficulties, this was super easy.  Next time, I think I am going to make it more like a stromboli with pizza dough, but I will make it reeeeally thin.  

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  1. I love finding recipes I jotted down years ago. Makes me feel like the meal has some history to it. This one sounds delicious.


  2. These look excellent! Might have to give them a try for my hubby's lunch!

  3. Hi Jackie,
    Your Broccoli Cheese Strudel looks very delicious. This is a great combination of flavor and could be a main or side dish for any event. Thank you so much for bringing your lovely dish to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  4. Hi Jackie! This sounds so insanely good!!
    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe (and others) at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays as it fits the theme!

    Happy Friday!