Barb's Famous Broccoli and Cheese Recipe -
Barb's Famous Broccoli and Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 41 mins

Barb's Famous Broccoli and Cheese

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"The rich and creamy cheese sauce in this easy broccoli casserole will have you reaching for seconds!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    16 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    41 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the broccoli into a large saucepan and fill with about 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil, and cook just until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to a 4 quart casserole dish.
  3. In a separate pan, combine the processed cheese and margarine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cheese has melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream. Pour evenly over the broccoli in the casserole. Stir together the crackers and margarine; spread over the top of everything.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned, about 25 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 06, 2008

I totally screwed this up. I was trying to cut the recipe in half and also have it slightly less "cheesy" (though cheesy is good). I put almost 2 produce bundles of fresh, cut up, broccoli in a square pyrex dish (after lightly cooking the broccoli), that was the perfect amount. But for the cheese sauce (slighted melted in a pan prior to mixing with broccoli), I only put maybe 1/4 of a loaf of Velveta, some small amount of random left over shredded cheeses, and a WHOLE FREAKING 8 oz container (the little small one) of sour cream. WAY too much sour cream, not enough cheese flavor. I put French's fried onions (1/2 of the big can mixed with 1/3 stick melted butter) on top, that was good. I wish I would have put a whole can!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 23, 2008

This was just way too cheesey for me and I like cheese. I probably had twice the broccoli this called for and it was still too much cheese. It was a simple recipe but I'll only use half the cheese the next time and thin it with some milk or half and half next time

Jul 06, 2008

This is very good. however, there is way too much cheese. I halved the recipe and used 1/4 less cheese. I'd recommend using half if not a 1/4 of the cheese called for. I didn't use the cracker topping bc I didn't have ritz. I'm sure I'd like it that way, though. Thanks!

Mar 26, 2008

Made this for Easter dinner and it was a big hit! I used fresh broccoli and halfed all ingredients for a smaller batch. This will definitely be a regular on our holiday tables.

Jul 18, 2012

I don't normally cook anything with a cheese sauce but had some Velveeta I bought and had to use up so thought I would give this a try. Wow this was delicious. The sour-cream gave this a different texture and taste. Thanks for sharing this simple and delicious recipe it goes in my rotation.

Jul 22, 2010

My family and I love this dish! its always a hit

Jan 12, 2013

I used double the amount of broccoli and there was still plenty of cheese. Tasted great.

Jan 06, 2013

Tweaked a bit and added a few of my own ingredients, and was a hit at Christmas dinner! Also left over portion was just as good when warmed up 2 and 3 days later!


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  • Calories
  • 734 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 55.2 g
  • 85%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 1596 mg
  • 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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