Southern Broccoli Casserole is a savory blend of broccoli and cheese with a crunchy, buttery topping. This easy broccoli casserole recipe contains no condensed soup, so it has all of the flavor but none of the ingredients you can't pronounce!
Why You'll Love This Casserole
Want to make the best Southern Broccoli Casserole you've ever tasted? If you're like me, you've been making the same classic casserole with condensed soup for years. Well, it's time to try something new!
I'm not a cream of 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 that are not filled with additives.
Best of all, this old fashioned broccoli casserole tastes better than ever!
There's just something about the creamy cheese filling and crunchy topping that makes broccoli cheese casserole a favorite when holidays like Thanksgiving roll around. It also goes great any time of year with dishes like Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Crunchy Parmesan Chicken!
Easy ingredients make it a snap to mix this delicious casserole together in just minutes! See recipe card for quantities.
- frozen broccoli florets (look for a steamable package)
- sour cream
- sharp cheddar cheese (or a blend)
- large eggs, beaten
- garlic powder
- ¼ stick butter, melted
- herb seasoned stuffing (ad)
- french fried onions (ad)
How to Make The Filling
There are basically two parts to this dish...the filling and the topping. Both are equally amazing, but the topping has a hint of spices which taste like Thanksgiving day!
1 - To start, steam frozen broccoli as directed on package for 5 minutes in the microwave. Set aside.
2 - In a separate bowl, whisk sour cream, mayonnaise, beaten eggs, pepper, garlic powder and cheddar cheese to make the filling.
3 - Add broccoli to the bowl and mix gently. Pour contents into a casserole dish.
How to Make The Topping
1 - To make the topping, melt butter in the microwave and combine with a mixture of dry herbed stuffing and crushed french fried onions.
2 - Sprinkle topping over filling and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
Sure! Our family likes dried stuffing crumbs mixed with french fried onions on this dish, but if you prefer cracker crumbs, they taste great too!
The eggs act as a binding agent, and when mixed with sour cream and mayonnaise it creates a custard that thickens when cooked.
Yes, you can freeze this cheese casserole recipe before or after baking. It's recommended to freeze it before for best results. Freeze without adding the crumbs in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven, then add cracker crumbs and bake until they are golden brown.
- Cover the broccoli casserole with foil before baking to prevent topping from scorching.
- It's not necessary to add salt to the filling since the other ingredients contain enough sodium.
- Feel free to substitute cracker crumbs or another crunchy topping if desired.
- You can use frozen chopped broccoli instead of broccoli florets if you wish.
The flavor of broccoli cheese casserole is hard to beat, but here are a few other dishes that you'll love!
- Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
- Loaded Hash Brown Casserole
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Vidalia Onion Casserole
- The Best Squash Casserole
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