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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is an easy side dish made with tender broccoli soaked in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce and topped with crackers.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 418kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 6 cups broccoli florets

Cheese Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup buttery crackers crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine topping ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Bring a medium pot with water to a boil, add the broccoli, and cook until tender-crisp, about 4-5 minutes. Drain well.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat and melt butter, whisk in flour until smooth.
  • Add milk a little at a time until smooth, add paprika, add cream and continue cooking and whisking until thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place broccoli in a 2qt casserole dish. Top with cheese sauce and topping mixture.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Sprinkle with a bit of parsley and serve.



Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1907IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 1mg