Packed with cheesy broccoli goodness and an irresistible crunchy cracker topping, this broccoli side dish is our family’s favorite Thanksgiving vegetable side, but it’s also easy enough to prepare on a busy weeknight! The quick-baked casserole combines frozen chopped broccoli with butter and creamy velvet cheese. Top with a generous layer of crunchy Ritz crackers before baking.

STEP ONE:  Cook broccoli according to package directions and drain.

STEP TWO: Place back on the stove in a large pot on low heat. Add in ½ stick butter and Velveeta and let melt.

STEP THREE: 1. Add in lemon juice and spices. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed and stir until the cheese is fully melted.

STEP FOUR: Melt the other ½ stick of butter. Crush the crackers and pour over melted butter. Mix to combine.

STEP FIVE: Pour the broccoli cheese mixture into the dish and top with the cracker evenly. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

STEP FOUR: Spoon the dip inside the bread bowl and spread out evenly across. Place on a serving platter with the inside bread cubes around it.

When finished, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!