Easy Broccoli Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Easy Broccoli Casserole recipe is a simple side dish that comes together with a handful of pantry staples. You can use fresh broccoli or frozen broccoli, and you can create a healthy broccoli casserole with just a few simple substitutions.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli casserole, easy side dish, fresh broccoli recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 2 packages (10.8 ounces each) frozen chopped broccoli (or about 8-9 cups of fresh broccoli florets)
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup (NOT diluted) I used Campbell's Healthy Request
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup mayonnaise I used light mayonnaise
  • ½ small onion, grated
  • ¾ cup dry stuffing mix I used Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing Mix, but you can also substitute with an equal amount of crushed Ritz crackers
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook broccoli in microwave, just until crisp tender (about half of the time called for on the package). You don’t want to cook the broccoli until it’s soft because it will continue cooking when you bake the casserole. Place broccoli in colander to drain.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together condensed soup, cheese, and lemon juice, just until cheese melts.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, mayonnaise, and grated onion. Combine broccoli, soup mixture, and egg mixture. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together dry stuffing mix and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of the casserole.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through and topping is golden brown.
Recipe Notes

Prep-Ahead: You can assemble this casserole in advance, through Step 5. Cover tightly and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 day, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Bake according to instructions above. If baking from frozen, you will need to add a few minutes to the baking time to make sure that the casserole is completely heated through.

Healthy Substitutions:

Nutrition Facts
Easy Broccoli Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the casserole)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 626mg 26%
Potassium 704mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 21.1%
Vitamin C 109.3%
Calcium 23.9%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.