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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Fresh broccoli florets are dressed with a homestyle cheddar cheese sauce and crisp crumb topping in this Creamy, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese sauce, vegetable recipes for dinner, vegetarian casserole recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 280kcal


For The Crunchy Topping


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Add broccoli florets to a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet set over medium heat.
  • Add garlic to the melted butter and cook for 10 seconds, or just until fragrant.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and garlic; cook and whisk for 1 minute.
  • While whisking, start to slowly pour in the milk; continue to cook and whisk until everything is fully combined.
  • Whisk in the water or chicken broth; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the cheeses, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the cheese mixture over the broccoli in the baking dish; stir it all together until combined. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the panko crumbs and melted butter.
  • Sprinkle the panko mixture over the broccoli.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue to bake for 15 minutes, or until top is browned and the casserole is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1151IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 1mg