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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli cheese casserole is a super easy side dish to make, perfect for any meal, and very popular around the holidays.

Broccoli casserole in a bowl.

The vegetable dish is made with cooked broccoli, mayo, mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, and buttery Ritz Crackers for a rich and flavorful addition to any table.

Broccoli cheddar casserole in a small bowl.

The Perfect Holiday Side Dish

Broccoli cheese casserole is a very popular and traditional holiday recipe. It’s the perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. And, besides the fantastic flavor combinations, it’s super easy to make.

You won’t have to slave over the dish in the kitchen. It takes about 10 minutes to make and get into the oven.

It’s always great to be able to add dishes to the holiday table that everyone loves and is easy to make.

What Ingredients Do I Need For The Broccoli and Cheese Casserole?

  • Broccoli, cooked
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Can of cream of mushroom soup
  • Eggs
  • Ritz Crackers, crushed
  • Butter

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

How Do I Make the Casserole?

  1. Add the mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, mushroom soup, and eggs to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Next, add the cooked broccoli to the bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the broccoli mixture into a 9″ x 13″ greased casserole dish.
  4. Crush the crackers and sprinkle on top.
  5. Melt the butter and pour it over the crackers.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes and serve.

Step-By-Step Directions For Making the Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

Mushroom soup and mayonnaise in a large bowl.

Start by adding the mayonnaise and the cream of mushroom soup to a large bowl.

If you’d like to cut out some of the fat in the recipe, you can switch out the mayo for light sour cream. You will use the same measurement.

If you don’t like mushroom soup you can substitute it with either cream of broccoli cheese soup, or cream of cheddar cheese soup.

Shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, and mushroom soup in a bowl.

Next, add the shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl.

Eggs, cheese, and soup in a large bowl.

Now, add the beaten eggs to the bowl and mix everything.

If you’d like to avoid extra dishes, you can start the recipe with the eggs and beat them in the bowl, and then add the other ingredients.

Cooked broccoli in a large bowl.

Add the cooked broccoli to the bowl and stir until completely coated.

To make life easy, I cooked the broccoli in a large bowl in the microwave. My son was sweet enough to cut up the broccoli, rinse it off and place it in a large bowl.

We added about 1/4 cup of water to the bowl and covered it with plastic wrap and cooked it for five minutes in the microwave.

It helped steam the broccoli and get it ready for the casserole dish.

You can also cook it on the stovetop, as well.

If you decide to use the microwave, just be sure you have a dish that can withstand the heat. I used the Glad Press’n Seal for the covering, which helped keep the steam in the bowl.

Broccoli cheese casserole with crushed Ritz Crackers in a baking dish.

Pour everything into a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish and cover with crushed Ritz Crackers.

Pouring melted butter over Ritz Crackers.

Finally, pour the melted butter over the top of the Ritz Crackers and bake for 35 minutes.

You’re only using two tablespoons of melted butter, so be sure to drizzle carefully. If you’d like more butter, just melt more and pour it on! Butter is always a good thing.

Cooked broccoli casserole.

Once cooked, the top of the casserole will be golden brown and ready to eat.

Can I make the dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can make it ahead of time. I would only make it one day ahead of time to keep it fresh.

Be sure to add the crackers and butter right before you put it into the oven. If you add the crackers too soon, they will soak up some of the moisture and become soft.

Broccoli cheddar casserole in a bowl.

You just can’t beat the butter-rich crunchy Ritz Crackers over a bed of cooked broccoli and flavorful ingredients.

Other easy and flavorful side dishes:

Main dishes that pair well with broccoli cheese casserole

  • Pesto chicken is packed full of flavor and has been a big hit on Facebook.
  • Salmon patties are an inexpensive dinner and so full of flavor.
  • Panko chicken is a wonderful recipe with panko breadcrumbs, ranch seasoning, and grated parmesan.
Broccoli and cheese casserole in a bowl.

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a great side dish for the entire family and I think you’ll really love it.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your dish on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 12 servings

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli and cheese casserole in a bowl.

Broccoli cheese casserole is a super easy side dish to make, is perfect for any meal, and very popular around the holidays.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces of broccoli, cooked
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 - 10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Ritz Crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and grease a 9" x 13" casserole dish.
  2. Add the mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, mushroom soup, and eggs to a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Next, add the cooked broccoli and stir until coated.
  4. Pour the broccoli into the casserole dish and cover with the crushed Ritz Crackers.
  5. Melt the butter and pour it over the crackers.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes and serve.

Notes

TIP: fo a more low-fat version, switch out the mayonnaise for low-fat sour cream.

If you don't like mushroom soup, you can use cream of broccoli cheese soup or cream of cheddar cheese soup.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 502mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Nutrition is approximate.

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