Cathy Gulley Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

By Cathy Gulley Stephensgirl

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Cathy's Story

I came up with this recipe because we love the Creamy Four Cheese Rice A Roni and I needed a side dish for last years Thanksgiving dinner at my Mom's. The flavor from the Rice A Roni is delicious and adding the broccoli,mushrooms and water chestnuts took it over the top! Makes a great addition to your holiday meal or any family gathering! Enjoy!


2 (6.4 oz) box
creamy four cheese rice a roni
1 large
2 clove
2 c
fresh or frozen broccoli flowerettes,cooked until tender
1 (7 oz.) jar(s)
sliced mushrooms,drained
1 (8 oz.) can(s)
water chestnuts,chopped
2 can(s)
cream of celery or mushroom soup
1-2 c
cheddar or monterey jack cheese,depending on how cheesy you want it
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
1/2 c
chicken stock or broth;more if needed

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large deep non stick skillet,cook Rice A Roni according to box directions.
In a medium pan saute' onions and garlic in 3 Tbsp. butter until soft.Drain
In a large mixing bowl add all ingredients and mix well.Add chicken stock as needed if it appears too thick.Pour into a large greased casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

About this Recipe



Angie Lodge bradssugarplum
Jan 12, 2012
Made this for Christmas dinner ,, It was a big hit.....ty amazing
Paula Koziolczyk paula64k
Dec 6, 2011
This is so Good. I added Cheese and fried onions on top and everyone loved it.
Chris Edwards cle1969
Aug 16, 2011
Made this last night. I didn't add the onion, mushrooms, or chestnuts due to picky eaters in my family...but it was a big, big hit. They all loved it.
Bea L. BeachChic
Nov 17, 2010
This sounds really good, Cathy.