broccoli & cheese casserole

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By Robyn Bruce
from Middletown, PA

Several of the vegetable recipes that I have posted, I really like because they offer so much versatility. What I like about them is that they can be used solely as a side dish, or with an added bit of protein, they can easily become a main dish. This particular recipe is a great side dish, but I like to add a little cooked chicken to it or some cubed cooked ham and turn it into a main dish. What a great thing for lunch the next day. Carry some of the leftovers to work with you and heat up in the microwave. I've also baked this in my crock pot.

prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For broccoli & cheese casserole

  • 6 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp, your choice)
  • 2 lb
    broccoli florets, steamed or boiled until crisp-tender (frozen is ok)
  • 3 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • TOPPING
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 c
    fresh, soft bread crumbs (2-3 slices bread)
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How To Make broccoli & cheese casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 quart casserole.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 quart casserole. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour until well blended. Next, stir in undiluted soup. Cook, stirring, until thickened, approximately 1 minute. Stir in the cheese until smooth.
  • 3
    Remove skillet from heat. Stir in the broccoli and eggs. Spoon into the prepared casserole dish.
  • 4
    Next: Make the topping. In a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the crumbs and toss to mix. Sprinkle over entire casserole. Bake casserole at 350 degrees, uncovered, until filling is bubbly and topping is lightly golden and crusty, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Let stand about 10 minutes before serving.
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