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Cheesy Carrot Broccoli Casserole

Anyone who hints at not enjoying broccoli would like this recipe. The vegetable combination, enhanced by cheddar cheese, makes a colorful side dish.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces each) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, saute the carrots, celery and onion in 3 teaspoons butter until tender. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with 3/4 cup cheese. In the same skillet, saute broccoli in the remaining butter for 1 minute. Place over cheese; pour broth over all.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 114 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • vwgirl9
    Aug 31, 2012

    You can use less butter and lowfat cheese to make a more healthy side dish.

  • susankato
    Mar 13, 2011

    This was a huge success for my senior luncheon.