Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Jennifer Bass


I first tried this at a Christmas dinner and really loved it. I immediately came home to try to see if I could match the recipe I had tried and came up with this delicious casserole!

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min
30 Min


2 lb
frozen broccoli florets
4 c
crumbled ritz crackers
2 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 stick
butter, melted
1 1/2 lb
velveeta cheese, cubed
cooking spray

How to Make Cheesy Broccoli Casserole


  • 1Preheat oven to 450°. In a large stock pot of boiling salted water, blanch broccoli florets for 3 minutes. Remove from water and shock in a large bowl of ice water. Remove from ice water and drain on a paper towel lined platter. Set aside.
  • 2Using a plastic bag, crush crackers. Add the Italian seasoning, paprika, cayenne, pepper, garlic salt and melted butter until well combined. Set aside.
  • 3In a large casserole dish lightly greased with butter add broccoli and cheese; mix well. Pour cracker topping on top of cheese and broccoli. Wrap with foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in oven. Remove from oven. Take foil off and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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About Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles