Vernita's Broccoli Casserole Recipe -
Vernita's Broccoli Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Vernita's Broccoli Casserole

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"My mother-in-law makes the best broccoli rice bake."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Pour the crushed crackers into a small bowl. Mix in the melted margarine until evenly coated; set aside.
  3. Stir the broccoli, onion, Cheddar cheese, rice, condensed cream of mushroom soup, and water in 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with the cracker crumbs.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is hot in the center and the top is browned and bubbly, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2010

I made this for a Christmas dinner side dish this year and got rave reviews. I did tweak it a little...I sauteed the onion first, chopped up the broccoli a little and increased the Ritz Crackers to about a 1/2 sleeve. I also used sharp cheddar for a stronger flavor and added a tablespoon of garlic salt and used low sodium mushroom soup instead

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 13, 2011

While it was easy, it didn't have much flavor. Maybe adding some hot sauce, garlic or herbs would have given it the extra kick it needed. May try again with some revisions.

Jul 06, 2011

i like this recipe. simple, fast, & cheesy! what more could you ask for? i used cream of chicken instead of mushroom. i may add garlic next time. but this one is a keeper!

Mar 28, 2011

Loved this casserole. I made it as a side dish with our pork chops and it was great! The crunch of the Ritz on top really made this dish stand out. I didn't have enough cheddar on hand but it was still really good. I did, however, cook the rice separately as we do not use instant rice-therefore i omitted the water. I will be making this casserole again !!

Nov 17, 2010

I had planned to eat leftovers the next day...but there weren't any!! I added 1 can cream of celery soup, substitued milk for the water, and used fresh brocolli (2 stalks) instead of frozen. I added some Italian spice for flavor, and cut the cheese in husband asked if we could have it for T-Day!!!!

Jan 29, 2013

This darn broccoli casserole was REALLY good!! My tweaks: I cooked the rice first and replaced the water with milk, used reduced calorie cream of chicken instead of mushroom, used 1/2 sleeve of wheat ritz crackers, and about a 1 and 1/2 cup of cheese instead of 2. I also added a little pepper and garlic salt to the mix. AWESOME!! :)

Apr 01, 2011

Good and easy recipe. I'm the guy that is always designated to bring paper plates and napkins to the family get togethers. So when I brought this broccoli casserole everyone was nervous. Turned out to be a hit. One family member said it was the best she's had. I made a few changes...substituted milk for water, and increased the amount of milk by 1/2 cup...and doubled the amount of crackers and butter for the topping.

Mar 04, 2010

I subtracted the rice and added a pound of hamburger, and it was great-- even better the next day!


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  • Calories
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 541 mg
  • 22%

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

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