one dish broccoli casserole

a recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

Recently, a friend gave us a big bag full of beautiful, fresh broccoli from his greenhouse. I really wanted to make a broccoli casserole, but the older I get, the more I dislike having to clean up after cooking, so I created this recipe and technique to microwave/steam, mix, bake and serve all in one dish! It was quick and easy, and turned out great! Delish!

prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For one dish broccoli casserole

  • 4 c
    broccoli florets, cooked fork tender, drained (see *note)
  • 1/2 c
    sweet onion, diced small
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/3 c
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick), melted
  • 2 lg eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 c
    crushed club crackers (see*note), crumbled

How To Make one dish broccoli casserole

  • 1
    Add 2-3 tablespoons water to an 8"x8" pyrex type baking dish.
  • 2
    Add broccoli, cover with wax paper, and microwave on high power for 5-6 minutes, until tender crisp; tilt dish to drain over a crumpled up paper towel on the counter.
  • 3
    Add onions to broccoli; stir to mix.
  • 4
    Push the broccoli and onions to the corner of the dish, as much as possible.
  • 5
    Empty can of mushroom soup into opposite corner, stirring the soup to smooth it some. Make a "well" in center of soup. (Set empty soup can to the side to use in beating eggs.)
  • 6
    To the well, add 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste,) and a couple of grinds of black pepper. Mix the soup and mayo mixture until well blended, avoiding the broccoli in the opposite corner.
  • 7
    Stir melted butter into soup mixture; make a well in middle of soup mixture.
  • 8
    Break eggs into empty soup can and beat with a fork; pour beaten eggs into well in soup mixture.
  • 9
    Stir to combine eggs with soup, then stir into broccoli; add 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese; combine well.
  • 10
    Smooth mixture, then top with remainder of cheese.
  • 11
    Sprinkle cracker crumbs over all.
  • 12
    Bake at 350 degrees F, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  • Broccoli casserole with one serving removed.
    Remove from oven and allow to sit for about 15 minutes before serving. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.