Broccoli Cheese Casserole: A Comforting and Delicious Dish

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a classic comfort food dish that is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy vegetables.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is made with fresh broccoli florets, creamy cheese sauce, and a crispy topping that makes it a perfect side dish or main course. The broccoli is lightly steamed to retain its bright green color and crisp texture, then mixed with a velvety cheese sauce made with sharp cheddar cheese, milk, and butter. The casserole is topped with a crunchy layer of breadcrumbs and more melted cheese, giving it a satisfying texture and flavor. 

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 heads of broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  2. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the broccoli florets for 3-4 minutes or until they are tender-crisp. Drain and set aside.

  3. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

  4. Whisk in the flour and continue to stir until the mixture turns golden brown.

  5. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.

  6. Once the mixture has thickened, add the grated cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese, stirring until melted.

  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  8. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, arrange the blanched broccoli florets in an even layer.

  9. Pour the cheese sauce over the broccoli, making sure it is evenly distributed.

  10. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top of the casserole.

  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the cheese sauce is bubbly.

  12. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

This recipe makes 6 servings. Each serving contains approximately:

  • 280 calories
  • 19g fat
  • 14g carbohydrates
  • 16g protein

This Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a family dinner or holiday gathering. The combination of tender-crisp broccoli florets, creamy cheese sauce, and crispy breadcrumbs creates a satisfying and flavorful dish that everyone will love. Plus, with the added nutritional benefits of broccoli, this casserole is a healthy addition to any meal.