When I’m craving comfort food, I turn to these broccoli casserole recipes.
Maybe it’s something in my Midwestern soul, but casseroles are the epitome of comfort.
On the whole, casseroles tend to be delicious, but less than healthy.
So, it’s important to sneak in some veggies. And broccoli is the best veggie to add!
Broccoli is a strong vegetable in both flavor and sturdiness.
That works perfectly to complement and balance the (generally) heavy casserole ingredients.
Plus, broccoli tastes amazing with cheese and casseroles need cheese.
Here are 11 of the best broccoli casserole recipes that even picky eaters will love.
If a recipe has “southern” in the title, you know it’s good!
If you like buttery, cheesy, crusty goodness this is the place to be. Every single forkful is loaded with tons of flavor.
This casserole features soft, steamed broccoli mixed with cheese, cream of mushroom soup, and mayo.
It also has onions, butter, eggs, and seasonings.
The result is creamy, tasty heaven.
But wait, there’s more. Everything is covered with crushed Ritz crackers.
That creates a lovely buttery, salty, utterly scrumptious crust that is to die for.
If the previous recipe sounds amazing, but you find fungi not-so-fun, make this recipe instead!
Rather than cream of mushroom soup, this casserole uses cream of chicken soup.
This way, you get to skip the shrooms and add a bit more protein. Otherwise, the rest of the ingredients are the same.
The end result is creamy, incredibly cheesy, crusty, full of broccoli, and super yummy.
Broccoli rice casserole has always been one of my favorite dishes.
It tastes amazing alongside barbecue chicken and a garlic knot. And it makes the best leftovers!
Every bite is loaded with cheese, rice, and broccoli. The best part? Everything in this recipe is homemade (but super easy).
It features tons of fresh broccoli and cooked white rice. Feel free to use leftover rice.
Everything is mixed with an easy, delicious, homemade cheese sauce.
It’s Wisconsin-approved, kid-approved, and pot-luck-approved, too!
Time to switch up the calorie-heavy casseroles for something a little lighter.
But even though this recipe is healthier than the others doesn’t mean it’s flavorless.
It’s made completely from scratch. No canned soups with added preservatives. Only real food and real flavors!
Just listen to these ingredients: fresh broccoli, homemade mushroom cream sauce, juicy chicken, and cheese.
Lots and lots of cheese. Oh yeah, there’s some pasta, too!
Even though it’s lighter, it’s still creamy, cheesy, and everything you want in a casserole.
I’ll go ahead and say it. This dish is basically bougie mac and cheese, plus loads of broccoli.
This recipe calls for penne pasta or any other short noodle. I think small shells would be fantastic!
Then, it has fresh broccoli (of course) and a homemade cheese sauce. But it’s not just any old cheese sauce.
It features cream, oregano, basil, parmesan, and gruyere cheese. #bougie
Pour the incredibly flavorful sauce over cooked pasta and broccoli.
Cover everything with more cheese and bake it until it’s bubbly and golden. Try not to eat the whole dish. I dare ya.
Lasagna is excellent, but have you ever had chicken Alfredo lasagna? It’s fantastic.
Now, I’m not knocking regular lasagna (it’s delicious), but this is a super fun switch-a-roo!
It’s great for busy families because it’s simple, fast, and delicious.
It’s semi-homemade and so easy anyone can make it! Psst… there’s no tedious noodle boiling!
Instead, you use oven-ready lasagna noodles.
The recipe also calls for rotisserie chicken, mozzarella, store-bought alfredo sauce, and broccoli.
It’s gooey, creamy, seriously cheesy, and totally flavorful.
Like the other cheese-heavy casseroles on this list, this one is just plain yummy.
Every bite is laden with melty, cheesy goodness. And that is ALWAYS good.
The lightly sweet taste of broccoli pairs beautifully with the nuttiness of cauliflower.
And both go amazingly well with cheese.
This recipe uses cream cheese and sharp cheddar. It also has a buttery panko breadcrumb crust and everything is wonderfully seasoned.
Whether this is a side dish or the main course, your family will love it!
If you take a regular broccoli cheese casserole and add chicken, you get this recipe!
It’s easy because you don’t need to cook a whole bunch of extras. It’s all you need in one dish.
Good chicken divan always has succulent chicken, tender broccoli, cheese, buttery crust, and creamy sauce.
And since it is French-inspired, it doesn’t skimp on the cheese or butter.
Dear vegan readers, I have not forgotten about you. My lactose-intolerant friends, this is for you, too!
We all deserve rich, delicious, creamy, melty, gooey casseroles.
This recipe gives you the same creamy, cheesy casserole experience as everyone else.
Just use your favorite plant-based ingredients! Vegan butter, cheese, and non-dairy milk all make an appearance.
Don’t forget the topping! Breadcrumbs, more vegan cheese, and vegan butter make a delicious crust.
It’s amazing and I know that non-vegans will love this, too!
The Paleo diet is a popular diet that aims to eat as whole as possible.
That means little to no processed or unnatural ingredients.
And it specifically uses ingredients that can be grown or gathered. Again, there are a few exceptions.
This broccoli casserole actually contains zero cheese.
But it tastes creamy and cheesy and absolutely delightful. You probably won’t even be able to tell.
This dish is flavorful, healthy, and definitely worth a try!
Low-carb eating does not have to be boring.
And this keto mushroom broccoli casserole is here to prove it! Every bite is a world of delicious flavor.
Here’s what’s in it: mushrooms (duh), broccoli (DUH), and so much cheesy, creamy goodness.
It also contains onions, garlic, and seasonings, as it should.
The sauce is made with cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella.
Every bite is seriously indulgent and you will love it!
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