Scalloped Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

I've searched through the recipe collection and did not find anything matching this recipe. It is my daughter's favorite veggie casserole dish and is always requested for her birthday dinner and any other time she plans on coming over for dinner.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets (petite size)
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can low-fat cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 -1 12 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 2 -4 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 12 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Parboil the broccoli florets until still crisp-tender and then drain well.
  3. Place the prepared broccoli in a 9x13 inch baking dish (or at least a 3 quart casserole dish).
  4. In a small bowl or 2 cup measure, mix together the soup, milk and 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  5. Pour soup mixture over the broccoli and spread evenly.
  6. *Optional* Sprinkle more shredded cheese over the top of the soup mixture.
  7. Melt butter in a small saucepan then add breadcrumbs and mix together. The breadcrumbs should be lightly coated - use an amount that fits your needs.
  8. Spread breadcrumb mixture over the top of the casserole to cover.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes in the 350 degree oven (uncovered).
  10. I have prepared this dish the day before and covered it well and then actually baked it the next day and it does fine.
  11. You can also add cubed cooked chicken to this recipe (about 2 cups). Place the chicken over the broccoli layer and then pour the soup mixture over that. I usually make a bit more soup mixture when adding the chicken. Makes a great one dish meal using leftover ingredients.