Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Do your kids ask you this question: “Mom, can you teach me how to cook?” My five-year-old son did and looked at me hopefully. Maybe my habit of binge-watching cooking shows had started to rub off.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Let’s make cheesy broccoli casserole.

Let’s make a cheesy broccoli casserole

With our busy days, making dinner is another chance for us to spend time together as a family. So I decided to make this Cheesy Broccoli Casserole. It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you can get kids involved by mixing ingredients, cutting vegetables and preparing the dish.

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make Cheesy Broccoli Casserole:

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 8 oz Borden shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup diced ham

Directions to make this cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Step 1

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the salt, then add the broccoli. Cook for five minutes until the broccoli is blanched.

Step 2

Remove the broccoli from the water and place in an ice bath.

Step 3

Once the broccoli has cooled, chop it into small pieces. Set aside. Older kids can help with the chopping, but since I have a little one, he mostly got to stir and sprinkle.

Step 4

In a large bowl, mix together the soup, mayonnaise, onion, and egg. My son loved adding all the ingredients to the bowl and stirring them together.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Next comes the ham and 3/4 cup cheese.

Step 5

Next comes the ham and 3/4 cup cheese. Mix in the broccoli.

Step 6

Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and add the casserole.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.

Step 7

Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese — this was my son’s favorite job! He *may* have sampled some of the Borden cheese as he was adding it to the casserole.

Step 8

Bake for 40-45 min at 350 degrees, until the cheese has turned golden brown.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Borden Cheese is perfect for this dish — the cheesy crust on the casserole is my favorite part!

Step 9

Serve and enjoy with the rest of the family.

Yield: 4-5

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Broccoli Casserole

This casserole recipe has broccoli and a huge amount of cheese. Although most kids hate broccoli they are sure to love this one, especially if they are involved in making it.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 8 oz Borden shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup diced ham

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the salt, then add the broccoli. Cook for five minutes until the broccoli is blanched.
  2. Remove the broccoli from the water and place in an ice bath.
  3. Once the broccoli has cooled, chop it into small pieces. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the soup, mayonnaise, onion, and egg.
  5. Next comes the ham and 3/4 cup cheese. Mix in the broccoli.
  6. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and add the casserole.
  7. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
  8. Bake for 40-45 min at 350 degrees, until the cheese has turned golden brown.
  9. Serve and enjoy with the rest of the family.

Notes

Older kids can help with the chopping, but since I have a little one, he mostly got to stir and sprinkle.

Check out the video below on how to make this cheesy broccoli casserole.

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Did you make this cheesy broccoli casserole with your kids? What di they think about it? Let us know in the comments below!

47 Comments

  1. Taylor Closet says:

    My favorite family recipe is Lasagna.

  2. Mahdi Martin says:

    I like making creamy chicken, kale and potato pot pie. My husband loves it!

  3. My fav family recipe is ‘make your own’ pizza night, especially for pizza on the grill. You can have your own personal pizza with the fixings you want, just put them out (we grill peppers, onions, mushrooms, and more), then add the toppings, cheeses, and grill! So much fun!

  4. I love making baked macaroni and cheese. Sometimes I add spinach to make it a little healthier!

  5. Spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce is always a big hit!

  6. Carly Williams says:

    Our favorite dinner is baked spaghetti!

  7. My kids love breakfast for dinner, AKA Brinner! We have it at least once a week, rotating between pancakes, waffles and French toast. Most of the time I serve it with potatoes and some kind of meat, bacon or sausage.

  8. Rhonda Grisham says:

    I have to say our favorite is crock pot beef roast. We love it with potatoes, carrots, onions and brown gravy. Easy and so good!

  9. Melinda Lee says:

    My favourite family dinner recipe is beef stew!

  10. My favorite dinner recipe is meatloaf. The whole family loves it!

  11. My family loves lasagna !

  12. A favorite family dinner recipe is homemade chicken soup

  13. livivua chandler says:

    i love lasagna

  14. Our favorite family recipe is chicken parmesan with a twist. Basically it’s chicken parm with pepperoni on top and it’s amazing!

  15. We always enjoy spaghetti with marinara sauce and a side of salad.

  16. Susan Christy says:

    We like baked spaghetti casserole.

  17. Betsy Barnes says:

    Our favorite family meal is spaghetti and meatballs, salad and garlic bread!

  18. Chicken and cheese quesadillas!

  19. My family favorite dinner recipe is macaroni and cheese with broccoli.

  20. Jessica To says:

    We like to do chicken and gravy with a side of cheesy ranch potatoes.

  21. Julie Wood says:

    We love Chicken and dumplings!

  22. I like chicken broccoli casserole.

  23. I LOVE KEILBASSI AND kraut and cabbage and noodles!! yummmoooo

  24. my family loves lasagna

  25. We love to make pizza together from scratch.

  26. Steve Weber says:

    We love making taco in a bag!

  27. Ellie Wright says:

    My family loves beef enchilada bake.

  28. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite family recipe is stuffed pasta shells.

  29. Lasagna for sure!

  30. We love lasagna

  31. We have many favorites but Lasagna is one my husband likes often!

  32. Yum!!! I am definitely making this for Easter lunch. My family loves what we call ‘Cheese & Pasta in a Pot.’ It is like lasagna, but uses shell noodles, sour cream and LOTS of cheese!

  33. Nancy Loring says:

    Homemade whiskey baked beans is something that I don’t make it a lot but my family would appreciate it if I did. Top this off with homemade brown bread in a can and now I will have to make this for my family although it takes a few days to make.

  34. I love shepherds pie!

  35. Dana Rodriguez says:

    There are so many things we like but I think one of our favorites home made spaghetti sauce that we make in the crockpot.

  36. We love baked ziti for dinner.

  37. Sara Lehman says:

    Cheesy Chicken and Rice!

  38. april aakre says:

    my favorite dinner recipe is stuffed peppers

  39. kim kihega says:

    We have several, but I love our spaghetti and meatballs!

  40. Tina Bartunek says:

    Our family loves homemade mac. and cheese.

  41. stephanie says:

    We love Lasagna

  42. Jacqui Odell says:

    We love meatloaf! It’s something we all enjoy!

  43. I like home made pizza. It is one of thew few times when the kids can help in the kitchen and actually be helping.

  44. Darla Peduzzi says:

    One of our favorites is baked chicken with potatoes, green pepper and onion. It’s so good and so easy too.

  45. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Family Loves Baked Spaghetti!

  46. Oh one of our favorites is baked ziti! I have to try your casserole, our little one loves broccoili and would really like that I think!

  47. Our favorite dinner is pork roast (made in the oven in a bag with seasoning, rice pilaf and roasted carrots. Yum!!

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