Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

By: barneygarcia
This is a great recipe for the holidays or a family get-together. Its great because it is easy and stress free, while everyone will love it because it is so cheesy and delicious. This recipe will produce the best tasting dish when using fresh produce. So unless you absolutely cannot get fresh broccoli, do not use frozen vegetables. You can serve this dish with roasted baby potatoes that have been coated in olive oil and Italian seasoning. For desert try having a carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

Yields 10 servings
Prep time:15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Ingredients:
4 heads of fresh broccoli, chopped
1 ? cups of shredded American cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 ? teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
3 tablespoons of butter
2 cups of crushed, seasoned croutons

Directions:
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, or 175 degrees C. Then Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil and cook the broccoli in the boiling water for about 1 minute. Then drain, and set aside. Next, In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the cheese, cream of mushroom soup, salt, and pepper together. Stir until the cheese is melted and add the broccoli, while stirring to coat. Transfer the mixture to a 9?13 inch baking dish. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and mix in the croutons, and sprinkle over the broccoli mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the topping is browned and the broccoli is tender.
This is a great recipe for the holidays or a family get-together. Its great because it is easy and stress free, while everyone will love it because it is so cheesy and delicious. This recipe will produce the best tasting dish when using fresh produce. So unless you absolutely cannot get fresh broccoli, do not use frozen vegetables. You can serve this dish with roasted baby potatoes (see recipe below)

Per Serving:
Calories 375
Fat 12.5g
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 7g
Calcium 20mg

Roasted Baby Potatoes

Ingredients
1 lb of baby potatoes, cut in half
Enough olive oil to coat them
Italian Seasoning Spice

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F or 175C. Cut the baby potatoes in half, and put in a plastic bag with the olive oil and coat. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and season liberally with the Italian Spice. Place on middle rack in oven and cook for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
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