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Carrot Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Carrot Broccoli Casserole Recipe

This colorful side dish feels right at home with any entree. The veggies are coated in a buttery cheese sauce, then layered with cracker crumbs. Even kids who turn up their noses at broccoli will eat this up. -Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) baby carrots
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, chopped or 6 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1-3/4 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 40 crackers)

Directions

  • 1. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add broccoli; cover and simmer 6-8 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, cook and stir cheese and 1/4 cup butter until smooth. Stir in broccoli and carrots until combined.
  • 3. Melt the remaining butter; toss with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle a third of the mixture in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with half the vegetable mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 397 calories, 29 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 727 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.