broccoli cheddar casserole

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

January 12, 2023 No Comments

There are only a few simple ingredients to this delicious broccoli cheddar casserole side dish recipe.

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

This broccoli cheddar casserole is the recipe that you’re guaranteed to make again and again.

broccoli cheddar casserole cover

It is the ultimate comfort food side dish. My family absolutely devoured this one.

It can be paired with just about anything, too!

broccoli cheddar casserole

A causal busy week night dinner or a special occasion meal.

I’m even going to go as far as to say that may of you will be making this for your Thanksgiving and Christmas side dishes.

finished casserole

I know I will be for sure!

This broccoli cheddar casserole is so easy to make and so delicious. It’s a no brainer!

broccoli cheddar

I know if you try this recipe you’re going to absolutely love it just like my family did.

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What can I serve this with?

What to serve this broccoli and cheddar casserole with is totally up to you.

sausage and pepper patty melt

It can go with pretty much anything and pe perfect.

If you need some ideas, here are a few recipes that you’d love.

stove top stuffing meatloaf
BBQ chicken drumsticks

Can I use fresh broccoli?

Yes you absolutely can use fresh broccoli.

I love the convenience of the frozen and thawed broccoli but fresh works very well here, too.

frozen broccoli in a bag

Just be sure to boil the broccoli in water for a few minutes (and drain it) before using it in the recipe.


You can steam it, also.

Can I use a different soup?

Sure you can use a different soup besides cream of chicken I’d you’d like.

Pretty much cream of anything would work. Just use your best judgment.

cream of chicken

Cream of cheddar or mushroom would both be great choices.

Other topping suggestions

I personally love the texture and taste of the crushed Ritz cracker topping.

cheddar cheese topping

That doesn’t mean you need to use that though.

You can stop at the cheddar cheese topping if you’d like. That would be perfectly fine!

ritz cracker topping

Breadcrumbs would be a great swap out for the crackers, too.

Other side dishes

If you’re looking for some more super easy to make side dish recipes like this one, here are some others you’ll l love, too.

onion roasted potatoes
roasted frozen green beans

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole Ingredients

broccoli cheddar casserole
  • Frozen broccoli, thawed
  • Chopped onions
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Eggs
  • Melted butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Mayonnaise
  • Crushed Ritz crackers


First, chop the broccoli up a little bit if you want ( you can leave them larger if you’d like, too) and add them to a medium sized bowl.

broccoli in a bowl

Then add the chopped onion and can of soup.

cream of chicken soup in a bowl

Next add the egg and season it with salt, pepper and garlic power.

egg added to ingredients

Now add the mayonnaise and cheddar cheese.

cheese added to broccoli

After that add the melted butter and mix everything together.

mixing ingredients

Add it to a baking dish and top with more cheddar cheese.

casserole about to be baked

Next add the crushed Ritz crackers and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

finished casserole

Serve warm and enjoy.

broccoli cheddar casserole

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole Recipe Video

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

Super delicious and easy to make broccoli cheddar casserole is the perfect comfort food side dish recipe.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli casserole, broccoli cheddar casserole, comfort food, side dish recipe


  • 4 cups frozen broccoli, thawed and rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 10.5oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 tbs Mayonaise
  • 1 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese (save 1/4 cup for the topping)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 sleeve Ritz Crackers, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2 stick melted butter


  • In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese and crackers.
  • Stir everything together and add it to a baking dish.
  • top with the remaining cheese and crackers. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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