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Paula Deen’s Broccoli Casserole

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Paula Deen’s Classic Broccoli Casserole

Introduction: Bring comfort and nostalgia to your table with Paula Deen’s Classic Broccoli Casserole. This timeless dish combines tender broccoli, creamy cheese, and a rich, flavorful sauce for a satisfying side that’s perfect for any gathering or family dinner. With its simple preparation and crowd-pleasing taste, this casserole is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Prepare the Casserole:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and drained broccoli, mayonnaise, grated sharp cheddar cheese, condensed cream of mushroom soup, and lightly beaten eggs. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Assemble and Bake:
    • Transfer the broccoli mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
    • Sprinkle the crushed crackers over the top of the broccoli mixture, covering it evenly.
    • Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the crushed crackers.
  4. Bake Until Golden Brown:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until the casserole is set and the top is golden brown.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once baked, remove the broccoli casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.
    • Serve warm as a delightful side dish alongside your favorite main course.

Notes:

  • This classic broccoli casserole is a versatile dish that pairs well with a variety of entrees, from roasted chicken to grilled steak.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding extra ingredients such as diced onions, chopped bell peppers, or crispy bacon for added flavor and texture.

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