Crazy Curly Broccoli Bake (Kid-Friendly) Recipe -
Crazy Curly Broccoli Bake (Kid-Friendly) Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Crazy Curly Broccoli Bake (Kid-Friendly)

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"Ready in only 25 minutes, this creamy, kid-friendly side dish is a delicious way to add another veggie to your kids' day. Pasta, bread crumbs and a creamy sauce blended with the perfect seasonings add flair to your basic broccoli side dish that will have your kids begging for more. Nutritious, delicious and loads of fun to make ... and eat!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Place frozen broccoli in a large microwave-safe and oven-proof dish and cook for 2 minutes on HIGH. Coarsely chop cooked broccoli.
  3. Mix soup with skim milk and add to chopped broccoli. Add cooked pasta and mix.
  4. Top with bread crumbs and seasoning blend.
  5. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through.
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  • Submitted by: Fruits & Veggies-More Matters® from our Cool Fuel Cookbook for Kids
  • All Fruits & Veggies-More Matters® recipes are healthy recipes that meet strict nutrition guidelines.
  • Nutritional Information per Serving:
  • Calories: 164; Total Fat: 2.2g; Saturated Fat: 0.6g; % of Calories from Fat: 11%; Protein: 8g; Carbohydrates: 31g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sodium: 351mg
  • Each serving of this provides: An excellent source of vitamin C and fiber and a good source of vitamin A, folate and magnesium.
  • Percent daily values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from original recipe ingredients.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2011

I made this vegan by subbing a creamy broccoli soup from the natural section in my grocery store that had a potato base instead of a dairy base. I used 1 1/4 cups of it as it wasn't condensed. Because of the reduced sodium in resulting dish, it proabably could've used some salt - but 2 out of 3 kids have it a thumbs up and went back for seconds! (The third kid has issues...) I also bought the seasoned bread crumbs instead of seasoning and crumbs.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2011

I used elbow macaroni, fresh broccoli (that I cooked with the pasta), and I upped the milk to a full cup. I also added two cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese for more cheesy oomph. This was good, made better with the fresh broccoli and extra cheese. Very easy. Next time I'd leave off the bread crumbs and salt free seasoning.


19 Ratings

Apr 18, 2011

Quick and easy! Great as a side-dish or as a meal with a side salad or applesauce.

Jun 10, 2011

Very simple, easy, quick meal. I switched it up and used organic broccoli soup without all the salt. This is a great recipe to build upon too. A little fake chicken in there adds a nice touch. Served it to my little brother and he gave the thumbs up!

Apr 15, 2011

I've turned this side dish into a main dish meal by adding canned tuna! The kids love it!

Apr 14, 2011

YUMMO! My daughter helped me make this creamy goodness, and she LOVED it! We even added some thinly sliced red peppers.

Jul 19, 2011

It was great!! a little bland, but who says that's a bad thing?

Jun 29, 2011

Made with cooked fresh broccoli. My kids wouldn't eat more than the obligatory first bite. I didn't like the taste either and felt bad serving it. My husband loved it though so worth a try a guess.


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