Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Total Time:
50 min
20 min
30 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into 2-inch pieces, quickly steamed
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed butter crackers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add in onions and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in flour and stir to coat onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in hot milk. Return to heat and bring to a simmer. Stir in cheese by the handful. Add broccoli to the cheese sauce and pour into buttered casserole dish.

Melt remaining butter in a small skillet and stir in cracker crumbs. Cover the broccoli casserole with the buttered cracker crumbs. Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

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    it was tasty I uses pinch of cummin , sait,pepper and more cheese on top.
    Very tasty! I will definitely make this again. I used half the flour that was called for and the consistency was perfect. Also added salt, pepper and a clove of fresh minced garlic..and probably double the cheese. Ritz worked fine for the crackers. Think I'll go finish off the leftovers now...
    I picked this recipe because I had most of the ingredients on hand. After adding the flour it did seem a bit like mashed potatoes, but I added a little more milk, a couple pinches of nutmeg, some onion powder and more cheese. Didn't have crackers, so used bread crumbs and it was delicious! Will definitely be making it again!
    Not bad, but not great. Took more time than just steaming some broccoli and making a cheese sauce and wasn't as tasty. The crackers came out kind of soggy, maybe it needed more cooking time but I would probably just leave them off or use less if I made it again.
    Very tasty and easy to make! Will def be making this again! Great way to get the kids to eat broccoli! I only used about 1 tbs. of flour and a lot more cheese! I used a combo of sharp and reg cheddar and monterey jack. I also used a little velveeta and added a bit of black pepper to the mix as well. Also, my kids enjoy it when i add some frozen corn to the mix...they seem to eat the broccoli more! I will do anything to get them to eat the greens!!!
    I have never posted a negative review, usually I am pretty easy to please when it comes to food. But this was just GROSS. I made it for guests and someone asked me if there were potatoes in it when in fact, the sauce is just that thick. WAY too much flour...would have been better just having cheese or steaming the broccoli on its own. If you are looking for a good recipe to put broccoli in, don't use this one.
    I chose this one instead of the overprocessed recipes using foods like mayo and cannned mushroom soups the other recipes offered; this is all from scratch including fresh broccoli, and I did add salt and pepper to the sauce , used some french cheese, and since I had no crackers, I crunched some blue corn tortilla chips over it w/o any butter,,,came out excellent! Oh I added some frozen corn kernels to the brocolli as well. Served with steamed rice.
    My family loved it! I liked it because it didn't have mayo, which to me makes it too strong. Perfect balance of cheese and broccoli. Making it again at Christmas! Will be a traditional family recipe.
    Pretty simple to make and came out great. I liked the flavor just the way it was, though it did need a little extra salt and pepper once all done. My husband requested a little more cheese flavor next time, which can be easily done by adding more cheese. I would definitely make this again :)
    This was not bland at all! The subtle sauce did not overpower the broccoli, which was tender, but not mushy at all. The crackers are a wonderful addition in that they add a different texture to the casserole. Since I'm a butter lover, I added extra butter to coat the crackers with! It's awesome. We have this at least once a week now, and I'm thinking of adding pasta and ham. Enjoy!
    The cheese sauce was very creamy but too bland for my tastes, so I added salt, pepper, a bit of hot sauce, and some paprika -- basically, the same sauce I make for mac & cheese. I subbed shallots for the onion because I like the more subtle flavor, and used 3 broccoli crowns. The finished product was wonderful. Next time, I might use extra sharp cheddar for more of a kick.
    The only way you can actually think this is good eating is if you don't know what good food really is! Don't try this!!!
    Love Broccoli, Love Cheese, Love Broccoli & Cheese
    I thought this was a quick, easy and tasty dish. I added cooked macaroni so it was like traditional baked mac 'n' cheese and it was delicious with the broccoli!
    Don't even bother with this! I'd much rather have steamed broccoli with cheese sauce over the top. This was a real disappointment!
    This is even better than my Mom in laws LOL! The whole family Just LOVED it!! Thanks for the recipe!
    Great quick casserole
    My husband I enjoyed this and it was quite simple for me to follow.
    Didn't care for the flour in this dish made it taste doughy. I believe without the flour it would have been delicious or maybe less flour. I would try it again this way.
    I don't know what went wrong, but the sauce was bland and yucky (despite using SHARP cheddar). The next day, the cracker crust was mushy. We'd rather eat plain steamed broccoli.
    This casserole was simple to make and didn't require a lot of ingredients. Everyone loved it.
    Served this broccoli for a group of friends, everyone thought it was delicious. Quick and easy to make!
    This is the most bland, ininteresting casserole ever. I will not make this again!
    This recipe is easy and flavorful! I only used 1/2 a sleeve of crackers and that seemed to be enough. anyway, it was GREAT!
    I used 1/2 cauliflower instead of all broccoli. It was great and we all loved it.
    It's very tasty, perhaps a little too many cracker crumbs for my taste though. My son liked it as much as expected (considering it's main ingredient!) but his first comment while I was dishing it for him was "it looks like something you'd be served in jail." Thanks a lot! :)
    My husband loves this recipe. It's so easy to make.
    This was a really good broccoli casserole recipe because the broccoli wasn't soggy. The only thing I would do differently would maybe be to up the amount of sauce.
    The recipe was surprising easy to make and tasted delicious! Everyone loved it.
    Delicious and a huge hit for Thanksgiving dinner.
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