Easy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole | Family Favorite
Whether it’s a bustling weeknight or a relaxed Sunday dinner, my Easy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole has secured its place as a cherished family favorite. This timeless dish strikes a beautiful balance between the wholesome goodness of fresh broccoli and the comforting indulgence of creamy cheese.
- 4 cups of fresh broccoli florets
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup of crushed buttery crackers
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
- Steam or blanch the broccoli florets until they’re bright green and slightly tender. Drain and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the grated cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped onion, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Gently fold in the blanched broccoli, ensuring each floret is coated with the creamy mixture.
- Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.
- In a separate bowl, mix the crushed buttery crackers with melted butter to create a crumbly topping. Sprinkle this mixture over the broccoli and cheese mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is bubbling, and the topping is golden brown.
- Allow the casserole to cool slightly before serving. This dish is best enjoyed with the warmth of togetherness and shared stories.
Prep time: 15 minutes
A harmonious blend of tender broccoli and velvety cheese, crowned with a buttery cracker crust.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 220 kcal, Carbohydrates – 10g, Protein – 8g, Fat – 16g
As the aroma of this Easy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole wafts through the kitchen, memories of countless family gatherings and shared laughter are rekindled. The dish’s creamy richness, punctuated by the satisfying crunch of the cracker topping, never fails to bring comfort and joy to our hearts. With its simple preparation and delightful flavors, this casserole has earned its place as a beloved family favorite, reminding us that the best moments in life are often centered around the dinner table.