Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole



Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Create a comforting and delicious Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole that will become a family favorite. This dish combines the goodness of tender broccoli, creamy cheese, and fluffy rice, all baked to perfection. Whether you’re serving it as a side dish or a main course, this casserole is sure to please.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 2 cups of fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Steam or boil the broccoli until it’s tender but still crisp. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, steamed broccoli, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and mix in the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle this mixture over the casserole.
  6. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Enjoy the Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole as a delightful side dish or a satisfying main course. The creamy cheese, tender broccoli, and fluffy rice make for a comforting and mouthwatering combination. It’s a perfect choice for family gatherings or weeknight dinners.

Nutrition: Calories – 320, Fat – 15g, Carbohydrates – 35g, Protein – 12g

Create lasting memories around the dinner table with this Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole. It’s a dish that brings warmth and flavor to any occasion. The creamy cheese sauce envelops the tender broccoli and rice, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. The golden breadcrumb topping adds a satisfying crunch to every bite. Whether you’re making it for a special holiday meal or a cozy weeknight dinner, this casserole is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds. Serve it alongside your favorite protein or enjoy it as a standalone dish. Either way, it’s a recipe that will have a special place in your heart and your recipe collection.

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