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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

A cheesy, rich, and indulgent creamy broccoli casserole that is topped with buttery crackers. This recipe is perfect for potlucks and can be made low-carb by omitting the cracker topping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli casserole, broccoli with cheese, cheesy broccoli casserole, cheesy casserole
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 401cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $7


  • 3.5 quart casserole dish or Dutch oven
  • skillet
  • 4 (or bigger) quart stock pot
  • steaming basket
  • cutting board
  • knife


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 10.75 ounces cream of celery soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 20 RITZ crackers crushed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Place broccoli florets in a steamer basket, set aside. Add enough water to fill one inch of the bottom of your stock pot. Once boiling, add steamer basket of broccoli and cover pan. Steam for 5 minutes, drain excess water, and set broccoli aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium skillet, and cook chopped onion until translucent and lightly browned.
  • In a greased 3.5 quart casserole dish, mix onion, broccoli, soup, mayo, sour cream, spices, eggs, 1 cup of cheddar and lemon juice. Lastly, sprinkle on remaining one cup of cheddar, and crushed crackers. Add remaining melted butter evenly to the top layer of the crackers.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Casserole will be browned on top and creamy inside. Serve warm.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.
Store all leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For best taste, use within 4 days. 
Tip- Refresh the topping with new crackers (original topping will get soggy).  


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 401cal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 988IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 1mg