Broccoli Cheese Casserole

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ingredients for Broccoli Cheese Casserole

  • Frozen broccoli: Easy to grab and prepare. You could use fresh for this recipe as well but it would have to be steamed longer.
  • Velveeta cheese: Yep. I’m not even sorry about it. Velveeta gives this casserole a super creamy sauce without having to add anything else. I am strongly under the camp of: it won’t hurt you every once in awhile.
  • Ritz crackers: These buttery little rounds create the most delicious, rich topping for the casserole.
  • Butter: Melted butter and cracker crumbs make the buttery crust.
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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Crushed pretzels
  • Crushed potato chips
  • French fried onions
  • Cheese crackers like Cheez-Its or Goldfish
  • Bread crumbs
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.

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.

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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A holiday classic, broccoli cheese casserole, that is sure to please the whole family.
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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is sure to become a holiday family favorite fast. You only need 4 ingredients for this to come together.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese casserole
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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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.

5 comments

  1. This caught my eye on another blog and I had to come get the recipe! YUM! Would you please link up to Kids in the Kitchen, we would love to have you share this:http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-8/
    Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen! We’d love for you to link back and come visit us again next Tuesday. Hope to see you again. http://younglivingoillady.com

  2. now you’re speaking my love language! yummo Cheese and broccoli – oh my! thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen

  3. Everything about this looks SO great. I love Broccoli! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring you at this weeks party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

  4. I just love this Broccoli Cheese Casserole and thank you for leaving in the Velveeta, thats what makes it so good. Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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