Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Casserole


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.

close up view of Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Casserole topped with breadcrumbs on a black plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli, coarsely chopped

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk, divided

  • salt to taste

  • 1 cup cubed sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter, or to taste


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
22g Fat
37g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 207mg 1,036%
Calcium 621mg 48%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 1120mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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