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Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

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
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 298 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 238mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • TNbluffbaker
    Oct 5, 2017

    I really like the fact the broccoli is sauted in a skillet instead of being cooked in water. Unfortunately, my family didn't care for this casserole. I think it uses too much cream and too many eggs.

  • George
    Sep 13, 2017

    One of my go-to recipes for our football tailgates. I make two alumium trays of this and both are always gone!I cooled it down with ice when I took it out of the oven to prevent overcooking. Warmed it up on the grill the next morning and we were good to go!

  • cherizero
    Aug 6, 2016

    Good recipe. It had to bake for 60 minutes. I'm not sure I will put it in a water bath next time though.

  • apschwartz
    Apr 6, 2016

    I made this on Easter Sunday for a crowd and it was a huge hit!! The only change was that I did not bake in the water bath; didn't see the point. Too rich and indulgent for anything but special occasions. Will definitely make again!

  • ukiebaker
    Jul 13, 2015

    When i am trying a recipe for the first time, I make it exactly as written. However, I only made half this recipe because of the high fat and cholesterol. . I think it was okay, but my broccoli-loving husband and kids did not like it. Sometimes I will make changes to a recipe and try it again, but I will not bother with this one. After dinner, the recipe went into the shredder.

  • tcarver
    Apr 23, 2015

    This was okay. Not horrible and not great. I had it with dinner, but it might be better as a breakfast bake idea.

  • 1Barkeeep
    Apr 5, 2015

    I made this recipe for Easter and it was a hot mess. I followed the directions to cook in a water bath and it took over 2 hours to finish cooking in the middle. I think it calls for too many eggs and cream as the center remained liquid for over 2 hours. When finally cooked through,(about 2 1/2 hours) it just wasn't very flavorful, very blah. I know the oven temp was spot on due to 2 oven thermometers and everything else cooked one right after the other turned out fine. I would never make this again, it was more like a blah broccoli quiche. I agree with another reviewer and should have taken her advice to add some spices.

  • menkens
    Jan 10, 2015

    I used this as a base to use up a bag of mixed broccoli & cauliflower -- halved and added fresh mushrooms after sauteing in olive oil. No cream so used about a cup of sour cream & a bit of milk; and 6 eggs. Added spices I knew we would like -- enjoyed and will make again!

  • LStJean
    May 20, 2014

    Very tasty and easy to make. I made it as part of dinner. Will make again.

  • mkaskela
    Apr 20, 2014

    Average