Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole

This Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole comes together quickly with a few flavorful ingredients to make a creamy and cheesy casserole with a crunchy topping.

This Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole comes together quickly with a few flavorful ingredients to make a creamy and cheesy casserole with a crunchy topping. 

Why are vegetables just a little bit better with cheese on top? I guess that begs the question – what isn’t better with cheese on top? You know, I’m not really sure. All I know is, this Easy Broccoli and Cheese Casserole is a cinch to make, and it’s loaded with cheese, creamy broccoli goodness, and a crunchy topping.

Are you drooling yet? I am.

This is really simple to make. All it takes is some butter, onion, flour, cream of chicken soup and milk for the creamy base. If you want to make this totally from scratch, try my homemade condensed cream of chicken soup. But, the storebought stuff will do, too.

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Sometimes, I like to make things totally from scratch, like in this hashbrown casserole, and sometimes I like to take a few shortcuts, like in this hashbrown casserole variation. This recipe is perfect because I can still follow it no matter what mood I’m in.

The rest of the casserole comes together with broccoli, cheddar (grate your own, don’t use the bagged stuff), and some panko breadcrumbs. They’re the best for adding crunch.

This is one of those side dishes that you will see people coming up for seconds, thirds…and I won’t even tell if you have a fourth helping.

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Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole comes together quickly with a few flavorful ingredients to make a creamy and cheesy casserole with a crunchy topping.


Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 + 1/2 cups milk, I used 2%
  • 2 10.5oz cans cream of chicken soup, or try my homemade recipe 
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 8 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Dice the onion while you heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter to the skillet and melt.
  3. When the butter is melted, add the diced onion and cook for 5 minutes until translucent.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, and flour. Cook for 3 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
  5. Add the milk and cream of chicken soup and stir well. Turn the heat to low.
  6. Remove the florets from the broccoli and give them a chop into bite-sized pieces. Grate the cheese.
  7.  Stir the chopped broccoli florets and about 2/3 of the cheese into the pan until everything is coated.
  8. Pour everything into a 9×13 inch casserole dish.
  9. Top with the panko breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese.
  10. Place into the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbling an golden.
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