Easy Broccoli-Cheese Casserole


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.

close up view of Broccoli-Cheese Casserole in a baking dish
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 18 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 1 head broccoli, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 (16 ounce) container cottage cheese

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

300 Calories
21g Fat
9g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 550mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 45mg 223%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 279mg 6%

* 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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