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Easy Broccoli Casserole


  • Author: Heather
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Broccoli casserole is our family's MOST FAVORITE Thanksgiving side every year! Packed with cheesy broccoli goodness and an irresistible crunchy cracker topping. This casserole will quickly become one of your favorites as well!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 - 12 Ounce Packages Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Stick Butter - divided
  • 1/2 Pound Velveeta
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 Sleeve Ritz Crackers

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Cook broccoli according to package directions and drain. Place back on the stove in a large pot on low heat. Add in 1/2 stick butter and Velveeta and let melt.
  3. Add in lemon juice and spices. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed and stir until the cheese is fully melted.
  4. Melt the other 1/2 stick of butter. Crush the crackers and pour over melted butter. Mix to combine. 
  5. Pour in the broccoli cheese mixture in the dish and top with the cracker evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  6. When finished, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

How to Make a Day Ahead

  1. Make broccoli cheese filling and place in greased casserole dish.
  2. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 days ahead of time.
  3. While the oven is preheating, remove it from the fridge and place the cracker topping on. Bake as directed.

How to Freeze Ahead

  1. Make the recipe all the way up to baking - with cracker topping included.
  2. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap 3 times and then with foil on the outside to ensure that it is wrapped airtight. Write on the foil "Broccoli Casserole" and place in the freezer for up to a month prior to need.
  3. Bake from frozen - remove foil and plastic wrap and place in a preheated 350-degree oven for 60 minutes (or until hot and bubbly through the center and the top is golden brown). Check at the 30 minutes mark. If the topping is getting too brown, place a piece of foil over top to finished baking.
  4. Bake from thawed - move the frozen broccoli casserole in the fridge 24 hours before wanting to bake to thaw. Bake as directed (350 for 30 minutes).
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 scoop
  • Calories: 245
  • Sugar: 3.9 g
  • Sodium: 511.1 mg
  • Fat: 19.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.8 mg

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