Our family has been making Broccoli Cheese Casserole for over 30 years! I was first introduced to it by my Aunt Barbara 30 years ago during our yearly Thanksgiving get together. As a small child, broccoli was of course not on the top of my list of favorite foods, but this dish won me over with it’s cheesy deliciousness.
We don’t make it up north for Thanksgiving anymore unfortunately, but I have continued the tradition of making this yummy Broccoli Cheese Casserole for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year for the last 10 or 11 years. It’s a family favorite, and it just doesn’t feel like a holiday meal without it! Even our kids will eat it, so you know it’s good!
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
First, beat the eggs in a large bowl. Then toss in all of the other ingredients (except the broccoli and crackers). Stir until just combined.
Layer the broccoli in a 9×13 baking dish. Or, if your bowl is large enough, you can stir it into the mix first!
Spoon the mixture over the frozen broccoli.
Spread out the mixture until the broccoli is completely coated.
Sprinkle the Ritz crackers all over the top. You want them to be crushed finely like breadcrumbs, but they do not have to be completely crushed. Texture is good. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for about 15 minutes more or until the middle is completely cooked through.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for about 15 minutes more or until the middle is completely cooked through. Enjoy the cheesy goodness!
I hope you will add Broccoli Cheese Casserole to your family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I think it will become a favorite for your family too. Enjoy!
- 2 bags frozen broccoli florets (12.6 oz. each)
- 3 eggs
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 3/4 oz.)
- 1 half pint of sour cream (8 oz.)
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 small onion, finely diced (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- Ritz crackers, crushed (or breadcrumbs)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add all of the remaining ingredients (except crackers) and mix well.
- Grease a 13x9 pan (or 2 smaller ones) and pour in mixture.
- Lightly sprinkle crushed crackers or breadcrumbs all over the top and cover with foil. (I used half a row, approx. 15 crackers. Place in a zip top bag and crush.)
- Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes, remove foil and bake for 15 more minutes, or until the middle is completely cooked through.