For the longest time, my mum would make this amazing broccoli casserole. It is more like a crustless quiche, but has converted many broccoli haters into broccoli lovers! I have not ever tweaked this recipe - not even to add minced garlic, sauteed onion, pimento, etc; it's too simple and delicious on its own to need tweaking. This can be made ahead and refrigerated before cooking. It freezes well and can be thawed prior to cooking.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Fill a large bowl with ice water to create an ice bath.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, uncovered, until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in the ice bath for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish with vegetable oil.

  • Combine broccoli, cottage cheese, eggs, Cheddar cheese, butter, flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Spread into the prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 90 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If using a glass casserole dish adjust oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; 21.4 g total fat; 144 mg cholesterol; 550 mg sodium. 8.7 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2017
As the submitter of this recipe It s important to note the amount of broccoli should be 10 ounces (thawed frozen chopped broccoli may be used just make sure the excess water is drained off) and please do NOT use oil to grease the casserole dish. Non stick cooking spray should be used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2017
As the submitter of this recipe It s important to note the amount of broccoli should be 10 ounces (thawed frozen chopped broccoli may be used just make sure the excess water is drained off) and please do NOT use oil to grease the casserole dish. Non stick cooking spray should be used. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2017
As the submitter of this recipe It s important to note the amount of broccoli should be 10 ounces (thawed frozen chopped broccoli may be used just make sure the excess water is drained off) and please do NOT use oil to grease the casserole dish. Non stick cooking spray should be used. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
Loved it. Creamy custardy smooth and tasty. I changed the technique a little bit. I microwaved the fresh broccoli (2 small heads) in a glass pie dish with a little bit of water and covered by a paper plate for about 3 minutes. Removed the broccoli from the pie dish to cool. Added 3 Tbsp. butter to the pie dish and returned to the microwave until melted. Swished the butter around poured it off into the mixture. Now I didn't have a pot to clean and I didn't have to butter the pie dish. I baked at 325 for 38 minutes. It was done. When I made this a second time I did not have any cheddar cheese on hand. So instead used half swiss and half asiago. This was also yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2018
Love this recipe! It's delicious and easy enough to make. Loved even by non-vegetable eaters! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2017
I will definitely make this recipe again. It tastes like a delicious quiche without the crust! Only substitutions/changes were Country Crock for the butter olive oil for the vegetable oil and took one egg yolk out but used all the albumen. Very delicious!!! Read More