Broccoli Bake is a great side dish! Delicious and creamy, cheesy broccoli.
Several years ago my mother-in-law asked me to bring a broccoli casserole to a family gathering. I didn’t have any recipes for one, so I started looking and found a recipe that turned out delicious after the alterations I made for what I had on hand.
This broccoli bake can be made with frozen broccoli, but I prefer fresh– you do whatever works best for you! If you prefer frozen broccoli, thaw it before following the instructions.
- 7 cups broccoli, chopped
- 1 can cream of chicken soup or 1 1/2 cups homemade cream soup
- 3/4 cup American cheese
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1 slice of bread, chopped
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large pot, bring water to a boil (add a little salt to the water). Add the broccoli and cook for about 5 minutes. You don't want it to get mushy, so don't cook it for too long-- it will finish cooking in the oven.
- Drain and set aside (feel free to put it in the 2 qt. casserole dish used for baking it).
- In the pot, combine soup, cheese, onion powder and basil, and stir over medium heat until processed cheese is melted.
- Stir in broccoli.
- Pour the mixture into 2 qt. casserole dish.
- In a small bowl, combine butter and bread.
- Spread bread crumbs over the top of the broccoli.
- Bake for 20 minutes until crumb topping is golden and the broccoli mixture is bubbly.
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