2 cups celery stalks, cut crosswise in 1-inch lengths

2 1/2 cups white sauce, as described in the oyster bisque

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/2 cup grated cheese, such as Gruyere or Parmigiano-Reggiano

4 tablespoons butter


1. Boil the celery in salted water until tender. Drain, and mix with white sauce and grated cheese.

2. Butter a dish with half of the butter. Add the celery/sauce/cheese mixture, cover it with bread crumbs, and dot it with the other half of the butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until the crumbs are brown.

Per serving (based on 6): 381 calories, 13 grams protein, 42 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams sugar, 18 grams fat, 44 milligrams cholesterol, 1,110 milligrams sodium, 3 grams dietary fiber