35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3

Creamy broccoli casserole that is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables! If you are going to freeze or refrigerate until later, do not add the crumbs until you are about to cook it.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x12-inch baking dish.

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  • Place broccoli and onion into a saucepan, pour in water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until broccoli turns bright green and starts to become tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Whisk flour and 1/4 cup evaporated milk together in a bowl until smooth. Stir remaining evaporated milk and salt into broccoli. Gently stir flour mixture into broccoli mixture and bring to a simmer; cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sharp Cheddar cheese, mixing until cheese has melted into the sauce.

  • Cook and stir bread crumbs with butter in a small skillet over medium heat until butter has melted and crumbs begin to give a toasted fragrance, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Transfer broccoli mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle crumbs atop casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; 22.4 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 432 mg sodium. 37.3 g carbohydrates; 23.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
I am currently stuffed to the gills and I STILL want to go sneak a few more forkfuls of this. Despite the fact it's got my dreaded "casserole" in its name I really liked this! Both Mr. LTH and I thoroughly enjoyed this. It's not the most healthy veggie side so I can't say for sure I'll make it often but I do see myself making it again. I prepped it the evening before for next day baking. I'd fully intended to toast the bread crumbs before baking but then i remembered I'm lazy so I didn't (I did broil for minute at the end of baking to toast them). THANKS for the recipe!
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2013
oh man I love the combo of broccoli and cheddar but I did not care for the sweetness of the evaporated milk the weird texture... I added rotini pasta but aside from that stuck to the recipe. I won't be making this one again.
(3)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
I am currently stuffed to the gills and I STILL want to go sneak a few more forkfuls of this. Despite the fact it's got my dreaded "casserole" in its name I really liked this! Both Mr. LTH and I thoroughly enjoyed this. It's not the most healthy veggie side so I can't say for sure I'll make it often but I do see myself making it again. I prepped it the evening before for next day baking. I'd fully intended to toast the bread crumbs before baking but then i remembered I'm lazy so I didn't (I did broil for minute at the end of baking to toast them). THANKS for the recipe!
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2013
I love this first and foremost becaue it tastes great but also because it doesn't use canned soup so you can control the sodium levels. I also love how it is built in one pot. How easy is that.
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2013
I found this recipe only two weeks ago and have already made it four times!!
(8)
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Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2013
oh man I love the combo of broccoli and cheddar but I did not care for the sweetness of the evaporated milk the weird texture... I added rotini pasta but aside from that stuck to the recipe. I won't be making this one again.
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2013
It is good but nothing special. Its pretty plain. Maybe if I fried the onions in butter first before adding it would have turned out better.
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2014
Not a bad creamy broccoli casserole but it didn't really wow me...it is hard to do so with this kind of casserole though as I'm not the biggest fan of creamy stuff. About half got eaten at Christmas dinner but we did have a ton of food and people seemed to like it. My biggest concern is with the method; next time I think I'd make an actual roux as the flour and milk mixture clumped up while making it. During baking and cooling it did thicken but I prefer the roux method even if it dirties another pot. Thanks for the recipe!
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2013
DELICIOUS! My son and I both eat every bite!
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2015
I have done this with broccoli and it is great! BUT this time I used brussel sprouts and it was fantastic also. just halve or quarter the sprouts and follow the rest of the regular directions. Yummy
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2017
This was something I might make again but not often unless I tweak a bit. The best part was the butter toasted bread crumbs on top. I'm thinking bacon...or serve over rice...or find the perfect spice to add. Thank you for sharing.
(1)