3 medium vidalia onions (or other sweet onions)
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
2/3 cup milk
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
hot sauce (optional)
Peel and halve the onions. Pot boil in salted water for 12 minutes. Remove centers, leaving about 3/4" edge.
Place onion cups in a 13x9x2" pan.
Chop the center portions which were removed from the onions to equal about 1 cup.
Cook broccoli to package directions; drain.
Combine chopped onion, broccoli, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and lemon juice; spoon into the onion cups.
Note: at this point the onions can be refrigerated until ready to bake.
Melt butter; blend in the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder(if using). Add milk and cook until thick, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and blend in softened cream cheese. Spoon sauce over the onions; bake, uncovered, at 375*F. for 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!