The Top 5 Incredible Broccoli Casserole Recipes That Will Have You Going Back for Seconds
When it comes to vegetable casseroles, broccoli Casserole is king. This leafy green vegetable comes in so many delicious and creative forms, and can really be the star of any casserole dish.
For this reason, we’ve put together this list of the top 5 incredible broccoli casserole recipes that will have you going back for seconds.
1) Baked Spinach, Cheese, and Broccoli
Spinach, cheese, and broccoli may sound like an unlikely combo at first until you consider that they’re in a casserole. You can mix in the spinach, cheese, and broccoli into the casserole to help keep it moist, top it with the best parmesan, and they’ll complement any Christmas or Thanksgiving feast.
It’s also easier on your waistline to bake them than fry them. And there are many other broccoli casseroles out there; here are five of our favorites:
1. Mashed Potato and Broccoli Casserole – Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? This dish adds a healthy twist by mixing together cauliflower instead of white potatoes, adding plenty of flavors while keeping things low-calorie.
For extra flavor, go ahead and throw in some cooked chicken pieces too.
2. Baked Ziti Casserole – Here’s another twist on macaroni & cheese: make baked ziti instead. Use spaghetti noodles, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, and more to create a delicious meal that everyone will love.
3. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole – If you’re looking for something with a little bit more protein (and fewer carbs), then try out this casserole recipe made from chicken breasts and fresh broccoli florets. The cheesy sauce is made from cream of mushroom soup mixed with milk, flour, butter, and shredded Cheddar cheese.
4. Broccoli Cheese Casserole – Another variation on a classic casserole, but one we think you’ll absolutely love. With just seven ingredients, including frozen broccoli florets and cubed Velveeta cheese, you can whip up a creamy side dish in no time.
5. Ultimate Broccoli Casserole – We saved one of our favorite recipes for last because who doesn’t want to start their day off right with breakfast? This ultimate broccoli casserole features eggs, bacon, ham, and American cheese all wrapped up in a tasty egg mixture.
2) Cheesy Green Bean Bake
As much as you might not think that green beans are your favorite vegetable, we put that debate to rest with our cheesy green bean bake. The flavor of green beans and cheese goes great together. This creamy sauce includes broccoli, green beans, and onion, and adds some pizzazz to any meal.
Studies show that cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, can help reduce your risk of certain types of cancer. If you think about it, there are some things worth eating. Green beans aren’t just a side dish; they’re a delicious way to get more veggies into your diet.
And if you’re looking for an easy way to add more veggies into your diet, try making a tasty casserole. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start cooking up some good food today.
3) Nutty Cauliflower Casserole
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 1/2 cups milk, 4 teaspoons white vinegar, 3 minced garlic cloves, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 3 cups of cooked cauliflower florets.
Add 2 cups cooked rice, 2 cups chopped cooked chicken or shrimp (or any combination of these three), and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sliced almonds. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Serves 8. Sour Cream & Onion Casserole: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; add 1/3 cup flour and cook until lightly browned about 3 minutes.
Whisk in 1 cup sour cream, 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups chopped broccoli florets. Pour into prepared pan; top with bread crumbs mixed with melted butter and onion powder to taste. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serves 6–8. Cheesy Broccoli Quiche: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Combine 2 cups cooked broccoli florets, 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pie plate. Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through. Cool slightly before serving. Serves 4–6. Broccoli Cheese Pie: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Cook 1 package of frozen chopped broccoli according to package directions; drain well. In a large bowl, combine cooked broccoli, 2 eggs beaten with 2 tablespoons water, 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into prepared pie plate. Cover edges of crust with foil if they begin to get too dark during the baking process. Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is set in the center. Serves 4–6. Broccoli & Rice Casserole: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Learn more about Broccoli Salad
Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil; add 1 cup long-grain white rice and cook for 7 minutes or until tender but still firm. Drain well; rinse under cold running water and drain again thoroughly.
Set aside. Meanwhile, bring another large pot of salted water to boil; add 1 pound of fresh broccoli florets and cook for 3 minutes or until bright green and just tender. Drain well; rinse under cold running water and drain again thoroughly.
Set aside. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, cooked broccoli, 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, 1 cup evaporated milk, and salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish; cover with aluminum foil coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Uncover; bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown on top.
4) Shredded Potato, Mushroom, and Cheese Bake
Shredded potato, onion, and cheese are delicious when baked together in a tasty crunchy topping. When you add in some mushrooms and flavorful seasoning, it’s hard to keep your fork from digging back into that casserole dish.
If you love casseroles, why not try one of these nutritious baked casseroles? They’re perfect for a family meal or an office potluck. Plus, they’re easy to make ahead of time.
Just pop them in the oven right before serving. Your guests will think you spent hours slaving over a hot stove. In reality, all you did was throw everything in a baking dish and stick it in the oven.
A couple of our favorite casserole recipes include Cheddar Chicken Casserole with Rice and Broccoli Cheese Bake. We also love broccoli dishes because broccoli is loaded with vitamins A, C, and K as well as folate, fiber, potassium, and manganese.
It also contains small amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. This green veggie is a good source of antioxidants too it helps protect against cell damage caused by free radicals. Eating plenty of vegetables like broccoli can help lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other health problems.
What’s more, it tastes great so we say eat up. And if you’re looking for a healthy side dish recipe to go along with any meat entrée, give these vegetable casseroles a try.
There’s something here for everyone–meat lovers and vegetarians alike will enjoy these healthy side dishes made with fresh veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.
5) Cheesy Baked Parmesan Zucchini with Roasted Tomatoes
Cheesy baked parmesan zucchini with roasted tomatoes is a delicious way to use up your summer garden’s bounty.
This recipe, an ideal side dish for any meal, comes together quickly and easily and always gets rave reviews. Our family loves it.
It can be prepared ahead of time and then popped in the oven or slow cooker when you’re ready to eat. The leftovers are great as well.
If you want to add some protein, just add some cooked chicken or ground beef and heat through before serving. In addition to tasting wonderful, they make a beautiful presentation.
This casserole tastes even better than its sumptuous appearance suggests. The mildness of the cottage cheese contrasts beautifully with the sharpness of grated Parmesan cheese.
If you are using fresh zucchini, be sure to squeeze out as much water as possible before adding it to your casserole dish.
Otherwise, your dish will end up soggy instead of creamy and delicious. Serve it alongside a green salad or steamed vegetables and garlic bread for a perfect meal.
This broccoli casserole is one of my favorites because it is so easy to make. The pasta can be prepared ahead of time and frozen until needed, making it ideal for special occasions like Thanksgiving when time is a factor. And it’s just as good cold served as a side dish on hot summer days.
This broccoli casserole has been one of my family’s favorites since my mother-in-law introduced it to me many years ago.
Overall, broccoli casseroles are a beloved dish in most households. They are easy to make and fun to decorate with some of your favorite foods and ingredients.
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy broccoli, then you must try one of these five incredible casseroles! No matter what flavor or cuisine you enjoy, we guarantee that one of these recipes will satisfy your taste buds and fill your stomach with deliciousness.