Are you looking for an easy casserole dish to take to your next pot luck dinner? This Broccoli Cheddar Casserole is super easy and flavorful! It is sure to be a favorite for broccoli lovers at your next get together.
With the holiday season upon us, it is time to start thinking about what you might plan to make for your holiday meals.
I know at my family holiday meals, there is a big array of casseroles. I am a big fan of all the different casseroles and have more of those than the main turkey or ham served at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
You can’t go wrong with this Broccoli Cheddar Casserole!
Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
Ingredients for Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
- 1 lb. frozen broccoli florets
- 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar
- 4 C. cooked white rice
- 1 sm. yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
- 2 C. milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
Directions for Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
Chop the frozen broccoli into bite size pieces, it will thaw out some with handling during the casserole preparation.
Add the broccoli pieces, the cooked white rice, and about 3/4 of the shredded sharp cheddar to a medium mixing bowl. Set the remaining cheese aside to use later. Stir it together until evenly blended together. Set aside.
In a small pan, to make the sauce, add the diced yellow onion, the minced garlic and the butter. Cook on medium heat until the butter is melted and the onions become translucent.
Add the milk and corn starch and whisk together continuously until sauce mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Sauce mixture will thicken.
Add the salt, paprika and pepper to the sauce mixture and stir together until well mixed in.
Add the sauce mixture to the broccoli mixture and mix together until coated well.
Pour the casserole ingredients in to a well greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Then add the remaining cheese over top of the casserole.
Bake at 350° F. for 35 to 40 minutes.