Creamy Broccoli Casserole Recipe -
Creamy Broccoli Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Creamy Broccoli Casserole

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"Wonderful side dish with broccoli and cream cheese. Even my kids like this dish."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 4 to 6 minutes; drain.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in salt, flour, and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Remove from heat, and stir in broccoli.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of crushed crackers over the bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Slowly pour the broccoli mixture into the dish, and top with remaining crushed crackers.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2008

I used fresh broccoli with a very good result. I cut the amount of cream cheese in half (and used lowfat) and added some shredded cheddar cheese. I also added about 1/2 tsp. garlic salt to the cheese sauce. I didn't bother putting any cracker crumbs on the bottom of the pan, only the top. Really good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2004

I initially made this recipe on Thanksgiving, only I didn't have any cream cheese, so I used a half a cup of shredded sharp cheddar instead. My husband and I loved it! It was the best broccoli casserole I had ever had. I remembered it for Christmas, and this time, I used cream cheese. Well, it was thick and creamy, but tasted bland. I would recommend replacing the cream cheese with cheddar cheese. If you decide not to, though, just made sure you have the salt on hand! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. I will definitely use it again, just not with the cream cheese.

Jul 30, 2006

We loved this recipe! For those that thought it was's cream cheese! If you want something with an Alfredo flavor, buy Alfredo sauce...hmmm...not a bad idea! Anyway, we made this, and it was a huge hit. Needed some salt, pepper, and garlic because it is a plain cream cheese flavor, but it's something so different from the normal brocc & cheese, and we loved it! We used Town House crackers, and while the crust part of it was soggy, it still added wonderful flavor, and I used a bit more than the recipe called for, and really covered the top of it. Then I sprinkled a bit of Lawry's Seasoned salt and just a tiny bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese on the top. Also, because we like crispy broccoli, I boiled the broccoli for only a few minutes, and it was still a crisp tender, even after the baking. We'll make it again!

Apr 24, 2007

Awesome recipe!! I added some shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce. I also did a mix of broccoli and cauliflower. I'm going to try using the sauce to make a seafood au gratin, with scallops, shrimp, crab etc. I think it would be great. You've got to try this!!!

Feb 09, 2004

OH MY, YUMMY!!!! I sprinkled a little bit of garlic power in the cream sauce and some dried minced onion on the bottem layer of cracker crumbs. So good!!!!!!!!!

Aug 29, 2002

This was really runny when still hot and after sitting out for awhile began to become more solid. So, don't plan on serving it as soon as it comes out of the oven. The taste was wonderful and everyone loved it!

Mar 29, 2008

This is sensational! After reading a few reviewers comments, I decided to use fresh parboiled broccoli, 1 clove of fresh garlic sauted in the butter, and doubled the amount of salt called for. Added 1/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper and instead of 2 cups of milk, used 1 and 1/3. Oh, and fresh breadcrumbs instead of the cracker crumbs and only on top. Anyway, I guess I changed things up a bit. Nonetheless, this was SENSATIONAL.

May 19, 2008

Great change from the usual processed cheese and rice casserole. I used lite cream cheese and added garlic, onion powder and pepper to the sauce. When the sauce thickened, I tossed in about 1/4 cup of grated parmesan. Really, really good-thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 471 mg
  • 19%

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

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