This is an easy broccoli casserole with cheese and crackers.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place broccoli in casserole dish and cover with cheese.

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter; add the cracker crumbs and stir until evenly coated. Sprinkle over cheese.

  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; 25.6 g total fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 577 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 9.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
This is the best broccoli casserole!!! There are some tips to make it better though if it turns out to dry for you. 1. The best bowl to use is one of those round pyrex bowls with the lid. If you need more then just do another one in a separate bowl. These are the best because they aren't too deep and not too flat. 2. Cook broccoli in pan just enough to thaw it drain the water then spread brocolli between paper towels on countertop to dab up excess water. It should not be wet. 3. After shredding the cheese chill it. It's so much easier to handle if you do it this way. 4. Layer broccoli and cheese. Cheese should be the last layer on top. 5. Crush crackers pretty fine with maybe a few little chunky bits. 6. Evenly coat butter be careful not to pour but drizzle it until all crumbs are evenly coated. 7. It only needs to be in the oven 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. This should have a nice crispy buttery taste on top and broccoli should be soft tender and very cheesy. It should not be dry at all Excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2011
Honestly I don't understand what it is about this recipe that would entice anyone to bother making it! I had it at a neighbors house last week and I did not care for it. Processed cheese frozen brocolli and crackers. I don't understand why anyone would take the time to make a processed/frozen dish of any kind. My advice is to pass on this and go with fresh ingredients. Read More
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227 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
This is the best broccoli casserole!!! There are some tips to make it better though if it turns out to dry for you. 1. The best bowl to use is one of those round pyrex bowls with the lid. If you need more then just do another one in a separate bowl. These are the best because they aren't too deep and not too flat. 2. Cook broccoli in pan just enough to thaw it drain the water then spread brocolli between paper towels on countertop to dab up excess water. It should not be wet. 3. After shredding the cheese chill it. It's so much easier to handle if you do it this way. 4. Layer broccoli and cheese. Cheese should be the last layer on top. 5. Crush crackers pretty fine with maybe a few little chunky bits. 6. Evenly coat butter be careful not to pour but drizzle it until all crumbs are evenly coated. 7. It only needs to be in the oven 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. This should have a nice crispy buttery taste on top and broccoli should be soft tender and very cheesy. It should not be dry at all Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
This is the best broccoli casserole!!! There are some tips to make it better though if it turns out to dry for you. 1. The best bowl to use is one of those round pyrex bowls with the lid. If you need more then just do another one in a separate bowl. These are the best because they aren't too deep and not too flat. 2. Cook broccoli in pan just enough to thaw it drain the water then spread brocolli between paper towels on countertop to dab up excess water. It should not be wet. 3. After shredding the cheese chill it. It's so much easier to handle if you do it this way. 4. Layer broccoli and cheese. Cheese should be the last layer on top. 5. Crush crackers pretty fine with maybe a few little chunky bits. 6. Evenly coat butter be careful not to pour but drizzle it until all crumbs are evenly coated. 7. It only needs to be in the oven 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. This should have a nice crispy buttery taste on top and broccoli should be soft tender and very cheesy. It should not be dry at all Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2007
This is the most requested casserole/recipe at every gathering. Even those who use other broccoli casserole recipes ask for this one. My family recipe uses the same ingredients but different instructions. If you can't find two 10 oz packages of broccoli use one 16 oz and 3/4 pound of cheese. First cook the broccoli according to package directions then drain well. Cube the cheese (velvetta works best). Cubing is easier if you spray the knife with cooking spray. Mix broccoli and cubed cheese then pour into a shallow casserole dish. Melt butter or margarine and mix well with one roll of crushed round buttery crackers. Spread over the broccoli and cheese. Bake about 20 minutes. Follow these preparation instructions and you will never have a dry casserole or need to add any additional butter milk or melt the cheese first. This is guaranteed to disappear quickly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
As always I read everyone's comments before trying this... I used fresh broccoli chopped and steamed a bit. I used up the cheese I had on hand (some extra sharp cheddar and 1/2 a package of the shredded Sargento cheddar-blend). I had townhouse crackers so I put them in the chopper (to the delight of my 3-yr-old son!) and mixed them with a couple of tablespoons of melted butter before spreading atop the chopped broccoli & cheese mixture. I baked it at 350 for about 35 mins. It was DELICIOUS!!! Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2004
This is one of my favorites! I cooked the broccoli in the microwave until it is nice and hot. Drain any water. Then I take 1/2 the butter (apprx 4 TBLS) and cut the Velveeta into cubes and add both to the broccoli. Microwave again stirring occassionally so that it becomes a creamy broccoli and cheese mixture. Then I pour into the baking dish and mix the crushed crackers with the remaining melted butter and pour overall. Bake and viola! You've got yourself a GREAT side dish! You won't get any frozen bits and this microwave process speeds things up. I love it and only serve it on special occassions and holidays. GREAT RECIPE LEIGH! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2006
This is a classic holiday recipe in my home - and over the years it has become MANDATORY that I make this dish. There are a couple of things that I do differently however the first being that I use a 1 LB. (16 oz) brick of velveeta cheese and secondly I slightly defrost the frozen broccoli and drain the excess water. I then separately melt the velveeta cheese with 1 T butter and once melted I stir it into the broccoli. The remaining butter (1-2 T) is melted and mixed with the crushed crackers which are then placed on top of the broccoli cheese mixture. The casserole is then baked until golden brown and bubbly. Bon Appetite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
This is a great dish! I made mine a little differently. I used 3-4 bunches of fresh broccoli and cooked it. I used the 12oz cube of Velveeta cubed and 36 Ritz crackers crushed and divided. Mixed the broccoli cheese and half of the crushed crackers in a bowl & then melted butter & added to other 1/2 of crumbs and topped the casserole with it. Even people who don't like broccoli loved it including my 9 yr old daughter! Will defintely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2008
If you read the reviews and change the cooking method this will be great. As it is written you will have problems. It doesn't tell you to cook the broccoli ahead of time and if you don't at least thaw it 30 minutes is not going to be enough time to have hot broccoli and melted cheese. If you cook and drain the broccoli first it will turn out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
We LOVE this casserole -- better than even the broccoli casseroles with the rice. This is one of the most requested side-dishes to bring to Grandma's for Sunday Dinner! And so easy and quick! Takes ingredients that I almost always have on hand (American Cheese slices are a good substitute in a pinch!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2006
After reading the reviews I decided to just make it as much as possible like the recipe and decide for myself. I didn't have frozen broccoli so used fresh and added about 1/4 cp of the liquid that was used to cook the broccoli into the casserole. I didn't have the little round crackers either so I just used the square saltines-type crackers that I had on hand. Everything turned out perfectly. I don't think that a single thing needs to be changed in this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2011
Honestly I don't understand what it is about this recipe that would entice anyone to bother making it! I had it at a neighbors house last week and I did not care for it. Processed cheese frozen brocolli and crackers. I don't understand why anyone would take the time to make a processed/frozen dish of any kind. My advice is to pass on this and go with fresh ingredients. Read More
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