Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Broccoli Casserole

My mom, sister, and I are going to be posting a bunch of recipes now that Christmas is over. One of my favorite recipes is our broccoli casserole; and I got to make it this year.
Because we make so many dishes for the holidays, we make them ahead of time and freeze them.  If you freeze your casseroles, you'll need to take them out the day before to give them enough time to thaw.  They take a long time!  You may even want to write a thawing schedule, so you won't forget to take out your turkey, etc.

To make it you will need:
1 large bag frozen broccoli (you can also use fresh)
1 onion
bread crumbs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (we like sharp)
1-2 cups mayonnaise
1-2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 eggs
salt and pepper
food processor
casserole dish
spray Pam

Start by processing all the broccoli until it is finely chopped. You can use frozen or fresh. Fine dice the onion and saute it in butter until translucent -do not brown. This step is so you won't be biting into some crunchy onions.

You can make some bread crumbs if you're not using store bought. We usually freeze all of our bread end pieces and then use them to make a bunch of bread crumbs using our mini food processor.

Processing bread crumbs
Mix chopped broccoli, onions, soup, eggs, salt, pepper, and mayonnaise in a large bowl.

Then stir in a cup or two of shredded cheese.

It should look like this.  If it doesn't look as moist, then add more soup or mayo.

Spread out the broccoli mixture into a greased casserole pan and melt about 6 Tbsns. of butter in a bowl or measuring cup. Mix bread crumbs into the butter until the bread crumbs are crumbly without being dry.

Cover the top of the casserole with the bread crumbs.

Casserole being covered with Saran wrap to be frozen.

Cook a thawed, uncovered casserole at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.



  1. This looks really good Emily! (By the way, is that your everyday hair-do? If so, I'm really impressed!:)

  2. Thanks! No, unfortunately not. I was just having a good hair day. ;)