Broccoli Casserole III

Broccoli Casserole III


"This is an easy broccoli casserole with cheese and crackers."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 330 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 330 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 16g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 577 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place broccoli in casserole dish and cover with cheese.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter; add the cracker crumbs and stir until evenly coated. Sprinkle over cheese.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
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This is the best broccoli casserole!!! There are some tips to make it better though if it turns out to dry for you. 1. The best bowl to use is one of those round pyrex bowls with the lid. If you need more then just do another one in a separate bowl. These are the best because they aren't too deep and not too flat. 2. Cook broccoli in pan just enough to thaw it, drain the water then spread brocolli between paper towels on countertop to dab up excess water. It should not be wet. 3. After shredding the cheese, chill it. It's so much easier to handle if you do it this way. 4. Layer broccoli and cheese. Cheese should be the last layer on top. 5. Crush crackers pretty fine with maybe a few little chunky bits. 6. Evenly coat butter, be careful not to pour, but drizzle it until all crumbs are evenly coated. 7. It only needs to be in the oven 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. This should have a nice crispy buttery taste on top and broccoli should be soft, tender, and very cheesy. It should not be dry at all Excellent.


This is the most requested casserole/recipe at every gathering. Even those who use other broccoli casserole recipes ask for this one. My family recipe uses the same ingredients but different instructions. If you can't find two 10 oz packages of broccoli, use one 16 oz and 3/4 pound of cheese. First cook the broccoli according to package directions then drain well. Cube the cheese (velvetta works best). Cubing is easier if you spray the knife with cooking spray. Mix broccoli and cubed cheese then pour into a shallow casserole dish. Melt butter or margarine and mix well with one roll of crushed round buttery crackers. Spread over the broccoli and cheese. Bake about 20 minutes. Follow these preparation instructions and you will never have a dry casserole or need to add any additional butter, milk or melt the cheese first. This is guaranteed to disappear quickly!


As always, I read everyone's comments before trying this... I used fresh broccoli, chopped and steamed a bit. I used up the cheese I had on hand (some extra sharp cheddar, and 1/2 a package of the shredded Sargento cheddar-blend). I had townhouse crackers, so I put them in the chopper (to the delight of my 3-yr-old son!), and mixed them with a couple of tablespoons of melted butter before spreading atop the chopped broccoli & cheese mixture. I baked it at 350 for about 35 mins. It was DELICIOUS!!! Will definitely make again.