Thank you so much for pointing that out! I made it again for my family’s Christmas dinner today and it’s always a hit! Or can I just kind of guess a bit of extra milk and some cream? I've tried 2 other broccoli casserole recipes from this website and this one is by far the best. But most recipes include canned cream soup, which not everyone has in their pantry or prefers to use. Broccoli Casserole. Now I don’t have to experiment. The fresh ingredients are better and I can’t wait to make this for the holidays! I just found your website on Pinterest and so excited! Uncover and bake 15-20 minutes more, until topping is lightly browned and casserole is hot. Also, I used commercial breadcrumbs and it came out perfect. 🙂. Definitely a keeper! I have GF breadcrumbs so that does not present a problem for the topping. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It’s made from scratch in just a matter of minutes and then poured over the veggies and baked. Besides the sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and roast turkey, one dish that always graces my family’s Thanksgiving table is broccoli casserole. This is a great idea for those who aren't big fans of bread crumbs. You can also assemble the casserole one day ahead, refrigerate, and bake it the next day. This cheesy broccoli casserole from scratch is filled with fresh broccoli and a homemade cream sauce. Subscribe to receive weekly recipes and get a FREE Bonus e-book: Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals! This casserole sounds amazing. When using fresh broccoli, cut it into bite size pieces. My family makes it every year so I’m really glad that you enjoyed it, too. Thank you, Candice! Yes, you can substitute the smashed Ritz for the breadcrumbs. I hate using canned cream soups. You can leave out the mushrooms and onions. making this ahead of time?? Love that you use Greek yogurt, too. I will be trying it tonight, with a just few minor changes. I’ve made it many times for my family and we all love it. To make this gluten free, you could try a gluten free flour instead of the all purpose flour and use something else instead of the breadcrumb topping. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this, especially since it’s a favorite in my family, too. Pinned! So I made this using bobs red mill all purpose flour in place of the normal stuff and I used the extra g.f. bread I had made to make stuffing to make bread crumbs. Your email address will not be published. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. – I think I might replace the yellow onion with green onions (hmm? Pinning it. One daughter is allergic to mushrooms, another is allergic to onions, and 3 grandchildren have celiac disease. Thank you! It will still be delicious! Cook according to package instructions, and drain well. To make homemade breadcrumbs:  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a food processor, process 4 slices whole-wheat bread until you have fine crumbs. It’s become a favorite for so many readers, and it might become your new favorite too! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this casserole, Elizabeth! Stir in salt, cream cheese, garlic powder, black pepper and mustard powder until smooth. I had a scrumptious broccoli and egg and cheese casserole that was the best I ever tasted. Combine 2 tablespoons butter with bread crumbs and set aside. Pour the sauce into the bowl with the broccoli and mushrooms. Cheesy broccoli casserole calls for American cheese in the original recipe. At least my husband and I enjoyed it! If you have a lot of sides, though, I can see how you might run out of space! All Rights Reserved | Design by Purr. Place broccoli in a large bowl. I hope you find some new favorite recipes! In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. I haven’t tried freezing this, so I can’t say for sure how it would reheat from frozen. lemon, cream cheese, large kale leaves, chicken broth, unsalted butter and 6 more. Made this casserole as a side dish for Christmas dinner. I made this casserole for a dinner party! I recommend using fresh broccoli if you can because the texture is much better than frozen. I’m so happy to hear that, Joyce! Enjoy! Add in flour, stirring until smooth. It’s my dad’s specialty and I love the flavors! broccoli casserole, thanksgiving casserole, (cut into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups)), finely chopped crimini or button mushrooms. Leave a comment to let me know. Drain well. Thank you for your kind words, Julie! Be careful not to overcook the broccoli. It was perfect! Careful not to steam the broccoli for too long. what a great idea! Â, Thrilled to find this- EASTER DINNER side solved! My family had this for Thanksgiving this year, too! I just bought a batch of fresh mushrooms yesterday to make my … I steamed the broccoli for 3 minutes. From scratch always is! Thank you for your sweet comment! I’m so happy to hear that your family loved this broccoli casserole, Toni! Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. I haven’t tested the recipe with anything else, so I’m not sure how substitutions would work. Boil cauliflower in a large pot for 2 minutes. Then melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. I mean, everyone has one thing they just don’t like right? ©2021 Lay crumbs on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the preheated oven until dry and very lightly golden, about 15 minutes. You could either replace it with a combination of milk and cream, or just replacing the half and half with whole milk will work great too. Shallots sound like a wonderful addition! Boil cauliflower in a large pot for 2 minutes. Recipe by MyRecipes January 2009 Fresh broccoli is best in this recipe, but you may use frozen if necessary. I will have to find a time when it isn’t my family I’m cooking for. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. There was an error submitting your subscription. It looks wonderful, and you are so right, from scratch is always worth it! Add minced garlic to the broccoli.  It was really yummy! Home > Recipes > Main Dishes > Casseroles > Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole (No condensed soup). Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking oil spray. I love that it’s completely homemade! When I was growing up, we always had that broccoli casserole with the rice, cheese, and cream of chicken, mushroom, or celery soup. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! This casserole is sure to be a highlight! Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Wow, you rock Kristine! It’s my family’s favorite. I use a sharp cheddar as I find it adds the most flavor however you can use pretty much any type of cheese you like. facebook I know this is an old post but hopefully you can still answer my question. And of course, the taste of completely from scratch food is always best. This is really quite good! Thank you so much , I will try it with my daughter. this sounds so wonderful. Instead of Ritz crackers this broccoli and cheese casserole has a crunchy, cheesy, homemade whole-wheat breadcrumb topping. Cook broccoli in microwave, just until crisp tender (about half of the time called for on … Pinned! Any special Thanksgiving requests? If I make it the day before, I go ahead and bake it as directed, refrigerate after cooling, and then reheat it in the oven on the day of. I might have to try this for the holidays, I think it would be a big hit! Transfer the broccoli to a bowl of ice water. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Ever. A mix of brown rice, quickly sautéed chicken, and fresh broccoli, Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole offers every food group in a single meal. Make the crispy topping with melted butter, breadcrumbs and shredded cheddar. Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Will make ahead tomorrow. Enjoy! Bake the broccoli casserole, and when it comes out…. You’re going to love this casserole! Half milk/half cream? Could sour cream be substituted? The cheesy crumb topping might just be my favorite part of this casserole! Thanks, Beth! Pour the sauce into the bowl with the broccoli and mushrooms. Cover and steam chopped broccoli in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on High. I will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator, after baking. I’ll let you know the jury’s verdict. I’m glad you enjoyed this, Danielle! You should bake the whole thing after prepping it today and then reheat on Friday before serving. Hi, Before I created this from scratch broccoli casserole, the broccoli cheese casserole recipe that we had made forever included cream of mushroom soup, mayonnaise, and a Ritz cracker topping. I like to make homemade breadcrumbs to top my casserole, as it only takes a few minutes. 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