Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe is one of the most fan-favorite recipes that I wanted to share with you all today. Eating vegetables is a mandatory nutrition value for every health-conscious. Sometimes, it’s not everyone’s favorite to have the same cooked vegetables daily. This delicious recipe is both for them, whoever likes the vegetables or does not.

It plays a great role in being a perfect main dish on any light and healthy dinner menu. You can also serve it as a unique side dish at a Christmas party, Eid, or any thanksgiving function at home.

Making this Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe is out of out a hassle-free cheesy-veg item. Also, it tastes a special savory and tender flavor for its baking vegetables with cheese.

So, let’s go for this copycat version of Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese along with the straightforward procedures. I hope it makes your cook easier.

Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
3.0 from 2 votes
Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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I have made this delicious item for almost 5 years. Very short-cut and time-consuming cooking procedures. It takes just a couple of minutes along with a few homemade seasonings, vegetables, and Cheese.

To make the recipe, I always prefer fresh raw broccoli instead of any packets of ready-to-cook broccoli. But you can also make it with packet broccoli to consume your time.


  • Fresh broccoli- 1 piece

  •  Whole Eggs- 3 pieces

  • Salt- 1 tsp

  • Black pepper- 1 tsp

  • Milk- 2 tsp

  • Olive Oil-2 tsp

  • Oregano- 1 tsp

  • Cooked long-grained rice- 2 cups

  • Cheddar Cheese- ½ cup

  • Ritz crackers- 1 row

  • Chicken/ Mushroom soup- 1 cup

  • Mayonaise- ⅓ cup

  • Making tools
  • A mixing bowl

  • A big sauce-pan

  • Oven for baking

how to make Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole

  • Cut the broccoli into small pieces: As I preferred fresh raw broccoli, firstly, I washed it with clean water and then cut it into small-medium pieces. You can also give the shape and size, as you demand. Use a knife or your hand.
    Cut the broccoli into small pieces
  •  Boil into the water: Now, Take a round pan and boil the broccoli in high-medium heat. Boil it for around 3-5 minutes with a pinch of salt. Remember, don’t boil it over.
    Boil into the water
  •  Make egg seasonings: Now, make an egg seasoning. Beat three eggs with a pinch of salt and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Whisk for a few seconds.
     Make egg seasonings
  •  Add milk to eggs: After a few seconds of whisking, add 2 tsp of milk into the egg mixture. Beat again until the liquids get creamy and fluffy.
    Add milk to eggs
  • Remove water from boiled broccoli: Stop the boiling of broccoli and turn off your stove. Remove the hot water and rewash them with normal cold water.
    Remove water from boiled broccoli
  •  Strain the broccoli: Take a sieve over a bowl and place the broccoli into it. Strain them properly as there is no extra water left. Let it cool for the subsequent procedures.
    Remove water from boiled broccoli
  •  Mix the broccoli with rice and soup: Now, take another bowl. Transfer the broccoli in it from the strainer. Pour chicken or mushroom soup in it and add cooked grained rice. Combine them finely with a spoon or a spatula.
    Mix the broccoli with rice and soup
  • Add egg seasonings and grated cheese: This time, you have to add egg seasonings and sharply grated cheddar or parmesan cheese. You can also use melted cheese and mayonnaise. Mix them until the mixture gets thick, sticky, and creamy.
    Add egg seasonings and grated cheese.
  • Spread the mixture on a baking tray: It’s time to turn to the baking process. Bring out the baking tray from the oven and oil the tray’s surface with a spatula. Then, spread the mixture onto the tray’s surface gradually.
    Spread the mixture on a baking tray
  • Bake in the oven: Preheat the oven to 300-350 degrees. Now, bring back to the tray into the preheated oven. Bake the Cheddar’s Broccoli for around 35 to 40 minutes until the outer layer colors golden brown and crispy.
    Bake in the oven
  • Sprinkle some ritz crackers: Remove the tray from the oven. Sprinkle some of the crushed Ritz crackers on top of the baked layer. Bake it again for an additional 20 minutes. 
    Sprinkle some ritz crackers
  • Garnish and Serve: Finally, bring out the tray and garnish it with tacos or crispy chips, and top with sprinkling over casserole. You can serve it on a plate with a scoop or cut it with a knife into pieces. Enjoy this delicious Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole with mayonnaise and red chili tomato sauce.
    Garnish and Serve

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Nutrition Facts:

Protein11 gr
Calories180 kcal
Fat14 gr
Carbs10 gr
Sugar3 gr

Store Process:

If you want to store the leftover casserole in the fridge, you must ensure that the dish has been cold purely before keeping them in the fridge. It will last for the next two days after replacement.

Reheat Process:

Due to being frozen, this dish will be dry and hard. So, first, you need to pour a little water over the dish, place them into the preheated oven, and heat it for 10 to 12 minutes almost. It gets moisturized and sufficiently warm for eating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can We Use Fresh Cauliflowers? 
Yes, you can use fresh cauliflowers. If you add cauliflowers, you may need to bake the casserole for a few minutes more as cauliflowers are needed to boil a little more. You can lightly pre-cook them before putting them in the baking.

Can We Make It With Rice?
Yes, you can turn the dish into casserole broccoli with rice by adding cooked rice to the dish.  And you can also enjoy them over rice and noodles. It will become more of a main dish for your family.

How Many Vegetables Can Be Used As Additional?
Additionally, you can add big onions, mushrooms, beans, peas, cabbage leaves, cauliflowers,  bell peppers, carrots, etc. fresh vegetables according to your appetites.

Is It Okay To Add Some Meat?
Yes, adding some chicken and a few beef meat slices is lovely. You just need to cook them first by frying or baking them. Then, you can add them to casserole broccoli.

Can We Avoid Butter?
You can avoid butter and use olive oil to make this dish a good vegan-friendly dish. But it would make the taste a little different from the main version.

Can We Reheat It In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can certainly reheat it in an air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees. Put the leftover dish into the frying basket and fry for 2 minutes. 

Which Heating Process Is More Efficient And Easier?
You will be happy to know that the air-fry heating process is more efficient than the session of microwaves and ovens both. This is much faster to make the dish warm and a little crunch.


Though it would be stored up finely, I highly recommend not storing the dish for the next few days. As it never gets much tastier than before. Try to cook them as instructed and eat them without wasting the leftovers.


Cheddar’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a classic main and side dish both  with sharply grated cheese and rice. As you can make it in your comfortable home kitchen without going into a restaurant, you can easily ensure the prominent ingredients and perfect cooking time with ideal nutrition values. Using available items makes this recipe simple as well as neatly tasted.

So, I would highly suggest you make this recipe yourself just following my instructions and allow your friends and family to enjoy it at the dinner table.

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