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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

3/4 cup: 397 calories, 29g fat (16g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein .

Reviews for Carrot Broccoli Casserole

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s_pants 241999
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"Loved this! I used shredded cheddar instead of Velveeta."

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Not_Spacy 230651
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"Good, but I've had better carrot-only versions. I like broccoli, but I suspect the combination wasn't as appealing."

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chocolateformyfour 49234
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"Very delicious. A Thanksgiving tradition everyone loves."

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Summy 135856
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"This is SO scrumptious. I eat leftovers by themselves. This is a GREAT potluck dish for dinner parties. I like to make a fresh sharp cheddar cheese sauce (with milk, flour, butter and cheddar cheese) and use it instead of the Velveeta and butter sauce."

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ValerieMS 59823
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"This is a great recipe for parents of young children and/or inexperienced cooks to take to Holiday Dinners! It's fast, easy and great tasting. Just be sure to use real butter!"

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mickeymotto 56024
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Excellent veggie cassarole. Its even great reheated."

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mickeymotto 55189
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"Yummo! Everyone loved this dish. It is a keeper. It is even great reheated."

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WendiLynne 71080
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"This is wonderful - I take it to every holiday and the kids (and adults) love it. It's super easy to make."

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