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Classic Broccoli Casserole

Classic Broccoli Casserole is a comfort food staple!  A perfect holiday side dish made with fresh or frozen broccoli and topped with Ritz crackers!
 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli casserole, broccoli casserole recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 People as a side dish
Calories 200kcal
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces Fresh Broccoli** Cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 7.5 Ounce Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1.5 Cups Shredded Cheddar
  • 1 Sleeve Ritz Crackers
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 2 quart baking dish with non-stick spray or butter and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the broccoli, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • While the broccoli is cooking, stir together the cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, and seasonings, then whisk in the milk.
  • Pour the soup mixture over the cooked and drained broccoli along with the cheese. Stir well to combine and pour into prepared dish.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly.
  • Melt the butter in a medium bowl. Place the crackers in a large zip top bag and seal. Break the crackers up in the bag using your hands.
  • Stir the cracker crumbs into the butter until well combined.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven, top with the buttered crackers then return to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

**NOTE:  You can use frozen broccoli that has been thawed in place of the fresh broccoli if desired.
NOTE:  To make this ahead, prepare as directed without the topping.  Tightly cover with foil and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.  Bake as directed.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 200kcal