Southern Style Broccoli Casserole

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This Southern Style Broccoli Casserole is made with just four ingredients: broccoli, cheese, crackers, and a touch of mayo.  You’ll love how easy it is!

Broccoli Casserole

Southern Style Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli casserole has been one of my comfort food favorites since I was a kid (similar to its cousin, squash casserole).  I’m teaming up with Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese to bring you this family classic just in time for the holidays.  Broccoli casserole is almost always featured on our table when we get together for a fall or winter holiday, and it’s so popular that there are rarely any leftovers.

Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese

With just four ingredients, this broccoli casserole recipe is effortlessly simple.  Anyone can make this!  You literally cannot go wrong.  Want more cheese?  Throw it in.  Like that crackery texture?  Pile it on.  It will still be delicious.

I picked up a 16 ounce bag of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese at my local Walmart in the cheese case in the dairy area of the grocery department.  For this recipe, I selected Cheddar cheese.  That’s the traditional cheese for Southern style broccoli casserole.

Want more tasty Southern food?   Try these other winning recipes.

And, although not strictly Southern, my crustless pumpkin pie is sure to please.

Tips for Making Broccoli Casserole

  • Personally, I insist on fresh broccoli, but if you must go with frozen, make sure you get broccoli “florets,” not “stems and pieces.”  Trust me.
  • Different crackers produce different flavors.  Choose a wheat cracker with 1 gram of sugar or less per serving, if possible; sweetness is not something we’re going for with this dish.
  • You can vary the cooking time to suit your needs.  If you just want to serve it sooner than later, just bake it until the cheese melts- which only takes a few minutes.  If you want to brown the top more, go right ahead and bake it longer.
  • Pick up a bake and take casserole dish so you can bring this along to a potluck gathering.  This is the coolest thing ever!

Southern Style Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole
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Southern Style Broccoli Casserole

This Southern Style Broccoli Casserole is made with just four ingredients: broccoli, cheese, crackers, and a touch of mayo. You'll love how easy it is!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Recipe for Perfection

Ingredients

  • Four stalks of broccoli typically two packaged bunches
  • 4 cups Kraft Natural shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 cups of crushed wheat crackers divided
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Cut the broccoli florets off the stalks. If any of the florets are much larger than the others, cut them so they're all pretty much the same size. Place the florets in a pot and add enough water to cover the bottom. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and continue boiling for about 8 to 10 minutes. If the pot starts to dry, add a little water. Cook the florets just past crisp tender.
  4. Drain the pot into a colander. Let the pot dry for a minute, then return the broccoli to the pot. Add 3 cups of cheese and the mayonnaise. Stir vigorously. Add 1 1/2 cups of crumbs and stir vigorously again.
  5. Scoop the casserole into a casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and remaining cracker crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes, and serve.

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