Easy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole: Crowd-Pleasing Dish

When comfort and flavor collide, you know you’re onto something special. Our Easy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is a true crowd-pleaser, perfect for both weeknight dinners and festive gatherings. The creamy blend of cheeses, tender broccoli florets, and a hint of aromatic spices come together to create a dish that’s as delightful to prepare as it is to savor.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for 2 minutes, then transfer them to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded cheddar, mozzarella, mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped onion, minced garlic, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  4. Gently fold in the blanched broccoli florets, ensuring they are coated with the cheese mixture.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with melted butter, then sprinkle this mixture over the broccoli and cheese mixture in the baking dish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the casserole is heated through and the top is golden and crispy.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Our Easy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole combines tender broccoli florets with a creamy blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, resulting in a delightful and satisfying dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 280 | Fat: 21g | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g

Make your gatherings memorable with this crowd-pleasing casserole. From its velvety cheese mixture to the crisp breadcrumb topping, every bite offers comfort and joy. Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a potluck with friends, this dish will always leave empty plates and happy hearts in its wake.

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