broccoli cheese casserole in a white dish

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Want to make the best Broccoli Cheese Casserole you’ve ever tasted? Try something new! If you’re like me, you’ve been making the same old casserole with condensed soup for years. Well, it’s time to mix it up.

I’m not a condensed soup hater, and sometimes I still use it for certain recipes. However, I’ve learned there are other options out there, so I’ve started substituting sour cream for canned soup. The result is a creamier base including ingredients you can actually pronounce. Best of all, it tastes better than ever!

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Let’s Make It!

There are basically two parts to this dish…the filling and the topping. Both are equally delicious. To start, blanch frozen broccoli by bringing it to a boil in a saucepan for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, beaten eggs, and cheddar cheese to make the filling. Add the drained broccoli to the bowl and mix gently. Pour contents into a casserole dish or fluted pie plate.

To make the topping, melt 1/4 stick of butter in the microwave and combine with a mixture of herb stuffing mix and crushed french fried onions. Sprinkle topping over filling and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole was my assigned dish to bring to every family get-together for many years. It’s still a staple at all of our gatherings. I wonder if anyone will notice the difference when they taste this year’s version?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

There’s just something about the creamy cheese filling and crunchy topping that makes this casserole a favorite when the holidays roll around. It also goes great with other dishes like my Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Crunchy Parmesan Chicken!

I hope you enjoy my improved version of Broccoli Cheese Casserole. I have a hunch it will be your new favorite too.

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broccoli cheese casserole in a white dish

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Try Broccoli Cheese Casserole if you want to skip adding condensed soup.  It has all of the cheesy flavor and none of the ingredients you can’t pronounce! 




  • 3 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise – I use Duke’s (ad)
  • 8 oz. pkg. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blanch frozen broccoli in water by bringing to a boil in a saucepan for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain broccoli and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, beaten eggs, and cheddar cheese to make the filling.
  5. Add drained broccoli to the filling in the bowl and mix gently.
  6. Pour contents into a 6 X 9 casserole dish or fluted pie plate.
  7. To make the topping, melt butter in a dish in the microwave.  Add herb seasoned stuffing crumbs and crushed french fried onions to butter.  Mix well and sprinkle on top of filling.  
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until casserole is golden brown and bubbly.


Double the recipe for a 13 X 9 inch casserole dish.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: broccoli, broccoli and cheese, broccoli cheese casserole, thanksgiving, holidays, casserole, sides, comfort food

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  1. Debi, This IS the best broccoli casserole ever! Rich and delicious-the sour cream adds such a delicious flavor. Love your recipes!

  2. Vickie Redwine

    My family loved this broccoli casserole for thanksgiving. I also made your dressing recipe and it was a hit also. I love your blog and your writing. It reminds me of my family and growing up on the South. I grew up with so many of these dishes and grandmother’s kitchen stories. Thank you this blog love it! Vickie Redwine

    • Hi Vickie! Thank you so much for sharing that you made my broccoli casserole and Thanksgiving dressing. It makes me so happy to know that I’ve helped you in some small way. I’m so glad you love my blog….but most of all…that you took the time to tell me! 🙂

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