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Broccoli Cheddar Casserole Recipe

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole Recipe

We're lucky to have fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. I put bountiful Arizona broccoli to great use in this rich side dish. Even those who don't care for broccoli finish off big helpings. — Carol Strickland, Yuma, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute broccoli and onion in butter until crisp-tender; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream and 1-3/4 cups of the cheese. Stir in the broccoli mixture, salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 3-qt. baking dish; set in a large pan filled with 1 in. of hot water.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 298 calories, 27 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 238 mg cholesterol, 535 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.