2022-09-16 23:18:04 By : Ms. Anna Liu

September 12, 2022 by Beth Pierce 10 Comments


This fresh Broccoli Cheese Casserole is made with onions, garlic, and cheddar all in a tasty cream sauce and topped with a cheesy buttery cracker crumb topping. It is always hit with family and friends and it is a great side dish for almost any main entree. I love to serve it with grilled pork tenderloin or roasted chicken. Enjoy this easy fresh broccoli recipe made without canned soup all year round

First, steam the broccoli for about 4-5 minutes and drain it in a colander to remove any excess moisture.

While the broccoli is draining in the colander melt a little bit of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it is soft. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute while stirring. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Then stir in the dry ground mustard and slowly stir in the milk. Cook for several minutes or until the mixture is smooth and slightly thickened. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool while you chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.

In a large bowl combine the broccoli, cooled cream sauce, 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, and eggs. Season with a little more salt and pepper. Spoon the broccoli mixture into a baking dish. Top with the remaining cheddar cheese and crushed crackers. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned on the top.

To prepare this broccoli casserole in advance simply prepare it up to the point of spooning the broccoli mixture into a casserole dish and topping it with the remaining cheese. Do not top with crushed crackers. Instead, cover the casserole dish with two layers of plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days. When ready to enjoy remove the casserole from the fridge and warm up to room temperature for about 45 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap, sprinkle with crushed crackers, and bake according to the recipe directions.

A  Broccoli Cheese Casserole made with fresh broccoli, onions, garlic, and cheddar in a creamy base all topped with melted cheddar and a buttery cracker crumb topping. 

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