Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a super easy, totally addictive casserole that’s perfect for the holidays. Only 4 ingredients needed for this cheesy vegetable side dish.
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**Update: This post has been updated since its original post date in 2012. Photos and text have been updated. The recipe instructions have been slightly updated.
You’ve got to love an easy side dish that only requires 4 ingredients. And less than 45 minutes from start to finish.
This recipe is a must have for every holiday in our family. And it’s a great way to get kids to eat their veggies any day of the week.
Ingredients for Broccoli Cheese Casserole
How to Make Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Steam the frozen broccoli according to the package directions. You can do this on the stove top or in the microwave.
While the broccoli is cooking, cut the velveeta into small pieces. Drain the broccoli and place it in an 8 x 8 baking pan.
Add the broccoli to the pan and stir together until the cheese is melted. It doesn’t have to be completely melted.
Crush the crackers and stir together with the melted butter. Sprinkle the cracker topping evenly over the broccoli cheese mixture.
Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted and the topping is a nice golden brown.
Additional Topping Ideas:
I adore the buttery Ritz cracker crumb topping for this casserole but there are lots of other delicious, crunchy options you could use:
If you choose to use bread crumbs or cheese crackers, you’ll still need the melted butter.
If you choose one of the other options, you can skip the butter and just sprinkle them on top before baking.
More Delicious Holiday Sides:
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
- 32 oz. frozen broccoli
- 16 oz. Velveeta, cut into small pieces
- 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed finely
- 1 stick butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Steam broccoli and place in a casserole dish. Mix in cubed Velveeta and stir until it melts.
- Mix crushed crackers and melted butter together until thoroughly combined. Top broccoli with cracker crumb mixture.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.