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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

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If you need an easy side dish that even picky eaters will devour, this cheesy broccoli casserole recipe has you covered. It’s the perfect side dish or even a main dish for a simple and quick way to get a hearty meal pulled together with creamy cheese sauce that everyone absolutely adores.  

Broccoli casserole on a fork.

Ingredients for Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Grab your casserole dish and a few simple ingredients, and you’ll be on your way to making this epic cheesy side dish in no time!

  • Broccoli
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Melted butter
  • Eggs
  • Yellow onion
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Salt and black pepper

Full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions at the bottom of the post.

What You’ll Love About This Recipe

  • Comfort in a Dish: There’s something about the warm, gooey cheese mixed with broccoli that just screams comfort food.
  • Veggie Sneakiness: It’s a sneaky way to get some greens in. Even those who aren’t big fans of broccoli might find themselves going for seconds.
  • Cheese, Please: Let’s be real, cheese makes everything better. The way it melts and blends with the broccoli and other ingredients? Pure magic.
  • Versatility: It’s such a versatile dish. You can have it as a main, a side, or even jazz it up with some extra ingredients like chicken or bacon. Plus, it’s great for potlucks and family dinners.
Casserole in a white baking dish.

Steps for Making This Easy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

When you’re ready to start cooking, set your oven to 350 degrees for preheating.

Ingredients for broccoli casserole on the counter.

While your oven warms up to the right temperature, chop your broccoli into bite-sized pieces. 

Once you have fresh broccoli florets cut and ready, add them to a medium-sized pot or use your steamer basket on the stove, cooking for about five minutes until the broccoli is fork-tender.

A bowl of ingredients for a side dish.

When the broccoli is ready, pull it off the heat and drain it well. You’ll then grab a large bowl and add the broccoli, cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, eggs, butter, onion, and salt and pepper, mixing well to combine.

Casserole in a baking dish on the counter.

After you’ve combined everything, add ¾ cup of the shredded cheese and mix it up. Your oven should be ready now, so get your 9×13 baking dish ready by coating it with cooking spray. Pour in your mixed ingredients, then top it off with the rest of the cheese and crushed Ritz buttery crackers for that crunchy topping.

Bake this for 40 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the top is golden brown.

Food on a white plate.

Tips

  • This dish is best when you serve it warm.
  • Also, if you don’t have any fresh broccoli, you can use frozen broccoli.
  • You can always use cream of mushroom soup if that’s the only can of condensed soup you have on hand. 
  • Top it with bread crumbs or French-fried onions instead of buttery Ritz crackers. There are many ways to get that signature crunchy topping. 
  • If you’d prefer this to be a complete meal, turn it into a broccoli rice casserole by adding white rice, brown rice, or even long-grain rice. 

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and keep them refrigerated. 

What To Serve With Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This wholesome recipe for broccoli cheddar casserole is full of cheesy goodness that even the pickiest eaters will absolutely love. It’s wonderful for an easy weeknight side dish alongside rotisserie chicken, yet it can also be the perfect addition to any holiday menu, like with your Thanksgiving turkey. All family gatherings should have a dish like this that has everyone scraping up every last bit of vegetables. It doesn’t hurt that the cheesy sauce will bring them back for more of this broccoli bake.

Food on a white plate.
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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

The perfect mouthwatering cheesy broccoli casserole recipe – a perfect side dish that satisfies even picky eaters.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli
  • 10 ounce can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup of butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ sleeve of Ritz Crackers crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Chop broccoli into bite size pieces and add to a medium pot or steaming basket on the stove and steam for five minutes or until tender.
  • Remove broccoli from the stove and drain.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add broccoli, cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, butter, eggs, onion, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add 3/4 cup of cheese to the broccoli mixture and mix until combined.
  • Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Pour entire contents into casserole dish and top with remaining cheese and crushed Ritz Crackers.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the cheese is melted and top is golden.

Notes

  • Best served warm.
  • You can use fresh or frozen broccoli for this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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